Teff Pellets

Teff Pellets

Teff grass is an increasingly popular option for owners of metabolic or IR horses. I discovered teff pellets through a barn friend whose horse had foundered. She used them as a simple and safe snack for her horse as teff is generally low in sugar and starch. When developing the Forage Porridges, I wanted to make sure I could include her horse in my holiday barn party gifts, so I turned to teff pellets as a base.

To my surprise, my horse Daisy ate them with much more enthusiasm than timothy pellets! As Daisy is a notoriously picky eater, I took this feedback straight from the horse’s mouth and incorporated teff pellets as an excellent forage base for our porridges. Picky-eater approved and low in sugars and starches, teff is an excellent base for our porridges.

But don’t just take my word for it. I always recommend owners research the ingredients in your horse’s diets so you can be as well-informed as possible. As an equine nutrition aficionado, I want science-based facts and believe our customers do too.

Our teff pellets are sourced from one of the most reliable forage providers in the USA- Standlee Premium Western Forage.

Standlee Teff Pellets 


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein

Min 12%

Crude Fat

Min 1.5%

Crude Fiber

Max 27%

Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)

Max 36%

Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)

Max 56%


Max 12%


Max 12%


Max 2%

Ethanol soluble carb (ESC)

Max 6%


Max 3%

I also recommend reviewing this scholarly article from MadBarn equine, a highly reputable Canadian equine nutrition company: https://madbarn.com/teff-hay-for-horses/ 

From their article:

“The digestible energy content of teff hay varies from high to low, depending on growing conditions and crop management strategies. Because teff does not store fructans, a form of non-structural carbohydrate (NSC), it typically contains less energy than cool-season grasses.” (Thomas, 2022).


Premium teff grass pellets. Standlee Premium Products. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2023, from https://www.standleeforage.com/products/premium-teff-grass-pellets/ 

Thomas, J. (2022, November 18). Teff Hay for horses: Nutrition Overview & Feeding Guide: Mad barn. Mad Barn USA | Mad Barn - Crazy Good Nutrition. Retrieved January 16, 2023, from https://madbarn.com/teff-hay-for-horses/#nutrition 

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