Jiffy Steamer Company’s Equine Division has launched the revolutionary HAYGAIN hay steamer system in North America. HAYGAIN transforms any quality of hay into dust-free, mold spore-free hay; giving horses a healthier respiratory system and maximizing their performance.
HAYGAIN is marketed and distributed by the steam boiler experts at Jiffy Steamer with roots that stretch back to 1940 focusing on the steam appliance industry. Jiffy Steamer manufacturers its products in the USA and supplies to the travel industry, residential markets and professional trade, including leading fashion designers and high-end chain stores in over 48 countries around the globe. As leaders in steam products for a wide range of applications, Jiffy Steamer brings a wealth of knowledge to the equine market for the specialized task of effectively sterilizing the entire bale of hay.
One in six horses suffer from respiratory problems and 80% of horses stabled, at least part of the time, have a degree of airway inflammation even if they are asymptomatic. HAYGAIN helps to provide the ideal solution and steams the hay at over 212°F during its cycle to destroy all dust spores, mold and mites that are found in hay. These are the irritants that cause environmentally induced asthma. The difficulties of horses that have allergic reactions are compounded because horses normally only breathe through their nose and when this passageway is inflamed, their breathing is restricted.
The new HAYGAIN system is a fully insulated, purpose-built unit with a unique design and function enabling the steam to pierce and penetrate the center of the bale, releasing steam which diffuses outwards, ensuring the entire bale is steamed effectively and thoroughly from the inside out.
The unit has been developed and tested over a number of years using detailed scientific research and practical feedback from leading stables of various disciplines. This has resulted in the only scientifically-proven hay steamer on the market. HAYGAIN is custom-designed to process a fully strung hay bale, but, if required, can also be used with hay nets or wedges of hay. The steamed hay is ready to feed immediately after the 50 minute cycle or can be fed up to 12 hours later.
Some owners and trainers soak hay, which is not only messy and laborious but also causes some of the hay’s nutritional content to leach out. Our unique concept has been researched, developed and tested at the Royal Agricultural College in the United Kingdom. Led by Dr. Moore-Colyer, the research found that hay treated with the HAYGAIN steamer destroys all mold and spores present making the hay effectively sterilized. Findings prove that one gram of untreated hay will contain approximately 7,750,000 mold spores. HAYGAIN reduces that number to virtually 0. The health of your horse is at stake. Eliminate the variable of unhealthy hay and implement the HAYGAIN system for the well-being of your horse.
For further information or to inquire about the HAYGAIN Agent program, please contact Jiffy Steamer’s Equine Division at 1.800.525.4339 or visit www.haygain.us or www.jiffysteamer.com .