Haygain: World leaders in hay steaming.
Haygain’s range of steamers are scientifically proven to improve equine health, welfare and well-being. We understand the importance of good quality, clean forage together with hygienic stable air quality for the respiratory system and overall health of the horse. Developed by Riders for Riders, Haygain’s scientists are committed to improving equine health through research and innovation in the respiratory and digestive health spheres. Our products are proven to reduce respirable dust, mould and bacteria in hay and haylage: the result is a fragrant and appetising hay, ideal for fussy eaters and horses recovering from surgery or illness. Our products are used and recommended by many of the world’s leading riders, trainers and equine vets. We look forward to helping improve your horse’s health, save you money and make life easier.
Haygain’s range of hay steamers are the only scientifically proven method of purifying hay and haylage; a patented system that not only helps to manage and prevent respiratory ailments such as COPD / ROA but also hydrates the forage into a highly palatable feed that is easy to digest and is ideal for fussy eaters, colic-prone and post-operative horses.
Haygain is a science-driven company, with the horse's health as the primary focus. We are committed to improving equine health through research and innovation in the respiratory and digestive health issues. Developed “by riders, for riders”, we understand the importance of clean forage in maintaining the overall well-being of the horse. Easy to install and use, we provide an unparalleled level of service which matches the excellent quality of our products. Our hay steamers are recommended by many of the world’s leading riders, trainers and equine vets.
The Haygain system was developed and tested in cooperation with the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, England. Haygain now holds several patents and is widely recognised in the equine world as offering the only scientifically proven method for purifying forage.
By injecting the steam via our patented manifold system into the hay, which is located in the hermetically sealed, insulated Haygain chest, we are able to generate ultra-high temperature. As a result, our products are proven to eliminate respirable dust, fungal spores and dust mites in hay and haylage and kill 96% of bacteria, the primary contaminants that cause the majority of respiratory ailments
Haygain’s steaming process breaks down the fibres in forage, making them easier to digest, while maintaining all the nutritional value and increasing moisture levels. The steamed hay or haylage is fragrant and appetising, thus reducing wastage and saving you money.
Haygain products are designed and built to last and therefore offer great value for money, delivering long term savings in vet bills, fewer lost training and competition days and decreased forage wastage. Our aim is to provide you with an indispensable product which will improve your horse's health, save you money and make your life a little easier.
Make Haygain an integral part of your feeding regime, because clean hay means healthier horses – that’s pure horse sense!
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Haygain’s mission is to inform and advise horse owners on the importance of clean forage, both for themselves and their horses.
The majority of horses that are stabled for part of the day suffer from respiratory illness, often without showing obvious or immediate symptoms. With forage being a major component of a horse’s diet, Haygain is committed to providing the best quality, hygienic hay and haylage and thus help minimise dust and microbial contamination in the stable environment. By optimising the quality of your horse’s forage, you help minimise the negative consequences of poor respiratory and digestive health
Maintaining a low dust stable yard is also beneficial to the horse’s riders and grooms; Haygain’s easy to use steamers minimise respirable dust levels in the stables, thus alleviating human health problems such as asthma, “yard cough” and hay fever.
Many people still soak their hay, the traditional method for removing dust; however, with only 10 minutes of soaking, bacterial levels are boosted by 150%. Post-soaked hay produces water that is contaminated with bacteria, mould, WSC, proteins and minerals that have been leeched out of the hay, making the water an environmental pollutant.
In contrast, steaming forage in a Haygain produces very small volumes of clean waste water by-product, EXAMPLE – which is non toxic to the environment. Haygain drastically reduces water consumption. While soaking can require between 50 – 250 litres of water, even the largest Haygain steamer needs only 8 litres.
Easy to use and cost efficient to run, the Haygain steamers use minimal electricity; a HG 600 for example, will cost between £0.29 - £0.50p per steaming cycle.
At Haygain we recognise that all businesses impact on the environment in a variety of different ways. As such we are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations. The company is committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance. We are committed to working with our staff, suppliers, investors, contractors and neighbours to achieve the following objectives;
At Haygain, we are committed to supporting key charities that really make a difference in our equestrian world. We are proud to support several UK charities including:
The Halow Project a charity dedicated to creating opportunities and supporting young people aged 16-35 with a learning disability so that they are able to live independent, meaningful, fulfilled lives and become more involved in their local community. www.halowproject.org.uk
Hannah Francis’ cancer charity Willberry Wonder Pony was set up by the amazing young event rider who tragically succumbed to cancer at the age of 17. The Willberry Wonder Pony charity raises funds for The charity funds bone cancer research, especially into osteosarcoma, and grants equine related wishes to seriously ill people. Help keep building Hannah's legacy so we can achieve her dream of #kickingcancersbutt www.willberrywonderpony.org
We are also immensely proud to sponsor and support the international charity World Horse Welfare.
World Horse Welfare is a leading international charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 100 million working equines globally. In addition to running four rescue and re-homing centres in the UK, it is the only equine charity to be actively involved in welfare issues in equestrian sports and is an advisor to both the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
The charity opened its first horse rescue centre in Britain in 1949 and launched its first international training course in Morocco in 1985. The charity now runs ten international training programmes which work alongside local communities in developing nations in order to improve the level of care of working equines and the populations that they help to support. Working horses in the developing world fuel the economies of many countries in Africa, Central America and Asia, proving to be one of the most valuable possessions of people in developing nations. The community programmes are identified based on where need for support is greatest and where relevant and applicable training programmes to improve horse care are likely to be most effective and sustainable. Typically each programme lasts for five years and they are often invited directly by the host country to work alongside horse-owning communities. The charity’s international team helps owners learn new skills to improve the understanding and the practices of horse care, including feeding, shoeing, veterinary and saddlrey and harness fitting. World Horse Welfare also promotes the responsible use of equines in tourism.
Haygain has donated a hay steamer to each of World Horse Welfare’s four UK centres, to endure that their horses, ponies and donkeys receive the best possible quality forage as part of their care and rehabilitation. Haygain supported the Invisible Horse Sculpture Trial at the 2016 Badminton International Horse Trials, with the twelve bespoke painted sculptures being auctioned to raise funds for the charity, with our sculpture “Macy”.
Haygain is also delighted to co-sponsor the highly respected and influential World Horse Welfare Annual Conference.
Find out more about World Horse Welfare at www.worldhorsewelfare.org