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Alfalfa is exported as described below:

Alfalfa, fodder and cereal straw

Exclusively in 40’ high cube containers, shipped by liner. These containers are generally loaded with 32 bales of the various products with an approximate weight of:

  Dehydrated alfalfa in bales 22/23.5 t per container
  Cereal straw in bales 15/16 t per container
  Other feed 20/22 t per container
  Dehydrated alfalfa in
50 kg bales
23/24 t per container,
in pallets of 1,500

Dehydrated alfalfa in pellets

This is generally exported in bulk on 1,600-3,500 tonne vessels, with a stowage factor of 60 cubic feet/tonne. It can also be exported in palletised 25.4 or 50 kg polypropylene bags in containers of about 24 tons per container.

Information on the dehydrated feed sector:

  • The sector currently has 72 industrial dehydrating facilities.
  • Seven are located in Spain, although 85% is produced in the Ebro Valley.
  • The industry manufactures fodder (legumes and grasses, of which 85% is alfalfa).
  • These are produced in two forms, 700 kg bales (77%) and granulated or pellet form (23%).
  • Consumption: the bales are primarily for milk-producing ruminants, and the pellets are for feed factories and meat production.



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