|Infobox on Alfalfa Meal|
|Example of Alfalfa Meal|
|Stowage factor (in m3/t)||3,34 m3/t in bags|
|Humidity / moisture||-|
|Risk factors||See text|
Alfalfa meal is ground dried alfalfa (mostly leaves and flowers). It is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, iron and chlorophyll.
Alfalfa meal or pellets are often used as animal feed. Primarily they are used to increase organic matter in the soil but do offer nutrients and a high availability of trace minerals. They contain trianconatol, a natural fatty-acid growth stimulant.
Ground alfalfa hay is usually shipped in bags.
Affected by moisture and strong odours. May heat and ferment.