Abercrombie Growers produce a wide range of horse specific grasses and legumes. The Midwest provides the ability to grow Alfalfa, Clover, and Lespedeza from the legume family and Timothy, Prairie, Orchard (and its closest cousin, Brome), all from the grass families of hay.
All of the above mentioned products can have varying degrees of nutrients. Those variances are determined by a combination of soil quality, fertilization, and climate.
Many equine caretakers have recently demanded hays with lower sugar and higher fiber. To get that result, they sacrifice protein and energy content. They typically supplement those nutrients through other food sources. In most stables, this is done on a horse by horse basis. Prairie grasses and lower protein Brome, Orchard, Timothy is what OrganicHays.com provides for these type of horses. These products are less expensive to grow and usually lower in price.
Horses with mid-range nutritional needs of protein and energy require a grass with 8% to 10% protein yet still require adequate levels of carbohydrates for energy, and non-digestible fiber to keep the horses bowel movements regular. Abercrombie produces most of its hay in this range.
High performance horses require more energy levels and protein in their diet, in order to perform at peak levels and build muscle. A common misconception is that a diet, of only high protein legumes is the answer. True experts argue that this makes no sense. They all agree that these high performance horses need more energy levels and protein, in their diet, but should not sacrifice adequate fiber, that grass hays provide. OrganicHays.com has a wide selection of grasses mixed with legumes ranging from 11% to 17% protein, that contain most all the other nutrients necessary for these horses to perform at National, International, and Championship levels.