Al Dahra Europe SRL Suc Spain is a company dedicated to the processing, marketing and sale of forage.
Al Dahra Europe is specialized in the production, international marketing and distribution of multiple forage varieties in the form of bales (Alfalfa, Alfalfa Mix, Rye Grass, Fescue) and pellets (Alfa Pellets, and High Fibre Pellets). Its annual production capacity currently exceeds 370,000 metric tons. Al Dahra Europe owns and operates five production factories located in Ivars, Linyola, Bellvís, Torregrossa and Bujaraloz, and one distribution center located in Vila-sana. The Head Office is located in Fondarella, in the province of Catalonia. All production facilities operate to very high and are
As part of its cultivation strategy, the company ensures the selection of geographically favourable land such as the Ebro Valley area which is characterised by excellent irrigation conditions suitable for growing forage. Across various parts of Spain, about 21,000 acres of land are currently cultivated. In addition, the company ensures a healthy cultivation portfolio equally split amongst long-term land leasing contracts and local farmer supply contracts.
The key attributes that differentiate Al Dahra Europe in the forage industry are the company’s commitment to selecting and processing the best raw materials resulting in optimum quality of its end-products, employing cutting-edge forage dehydration and packing technologies and building logistics capabilities to ensure increased management control over the entire supply chain. Al Dahra Fagavi has built long-term relations with the port of Barcelona, international shippers and inland transport operators, ensuring a seamless and competitive distribution of its products.
Alfalfa is an excellent forage plant that provides high levels of quality protein, minerals and vitamins. Its energy value is also very high due to the nitrogen value of forage. It is also a source of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, etc. The alfalfa, once collected from the fields, is mechanically conditioned and is dried by forced air. Dehydrated alfalfa increases the quality of the forage, economizes transport and storage; preserving intact its nutritional characteristics.
Alfalfa is an excellent forage plant that provides high levels of quality protein, minerals and vitamins. Its energy value is also very high due to the nitrogen value of forage. Along with cereal straw it makes a complete diet for animals.
Lolium multiflorum is a species belonging to the family of grasses, whose vulgar names in Spanish are, among others, annual ryegrass, Italian ryegrass, margallo, Italian vallico, Italian vallico, Italian zácate, lolio and Italian ballica. It is a fodder plant that is grown in many countries to be used as a feed for cattle.
Cynodon dactylon, commonly called Fescue is a perennial grass from the Poaceae family, native of northern Africa and southern Europe. . It is also known for being the most abundant throughout the world. Bermuda grass is a forage plant cultivated in many countries for use as feed for cattle. Bermuda grass forage is delicious, nutritious and of great strategic value at livestock farms.
Corn (Zea mays) is a plant belonging to the family of grasses, classified within the group of cereals. Corn is a summer fodder that in a few months provides a high amount of dry matter, provided it does not lack water. The silage fitness of corn is good because it does not lack carbohydrates to be transformed into lactic acid, presents a low buffering power that allows the pH to drop quickly and because the content of dry matter is ensiled. Corn silage must have a low pH, close to or below 4, and the contents of ammonia nitrogen and soluble nitrogen must be less than 10% and 50% of total nitrogen, respectively. From a nutritional point of view, corn silage is a food of high energetic value, low protein value and low mineral content. The quality of corn silage has improved in recent years, now being silage with higher starch content and lower in ashes.
Alfalfa and dehydrated forage, as well as in pellets, is advantageous for camels, sheep, pigs, goats, rabbits, etc. We offer a pellet with diameters ranging between 5 and 6 mm. Advantages over the bale format:
Straw is a highly fibrous product, it presents variations due to the species, the ecotype, the climatology... Most of the components of straw are in his cellular wall, with an average of 73% in NDF distributed in 38% cellulose, 25% hemicellulose, 8% lignin and 0.2% cutina It is a great contribution in long fiber. The protein content is relatively low, around 4%.