Founded in 1968 as a farmer’s cooperative, Dengie is still run today with the same ethos of supporting the local farming community. We grow as many of our own ingredients as possible which keeps our ‘feed miles’ low and provides the best traceability possible – every bag of our horse feed can be traced back to the field it was grown in.
Pioneering Technology – High Temperature Drying
Dengie pioneered the use of high temperature drying techniques in the UK to conserve the nutritional quality of fibre for horses. This drying process – unlike traditional sun-drying techniques used to make hay – allows crops to be harvested much earlier, making them more digestible and higher in energy and natural nutrients. This means our feeds are consistently clean with very low levels of dust and mould, making them ideal for the performance horse or those with respiratory problems.
The Dengie philosophy is to create the best and healthiest feeds we can and supporting research projects into equine nutrition plays an important part in the company’s ongoing commitment to improve horse health. Dengie employs a team of highly qualified nutritionists who are actively involved in research projects with respected institutions around the world. This includes working with agronomists to develop our crops so they are even more nutritious for your horse – we are in the enviable position of being able to influence our feed right from the seed