Stephen and Robert Honeywood run a mixed arable farm in mid Suffolk. Since joining the scheme, the farm has seen a massive increase in biodiversity as a result of changes in the management of habitats. These changes have taken place alongside growth in their business.
The Honeywood brothers use Fair to Nature oat straw as the main ingredient in their Honeychop range of horse feeds. The Honeychop brand is supplied to wholesalers and manufacturers throughout the UK.
The Honeychop range of high fibre chaffs are made with the finest quality ingredients providing all the fibre your horse or pony could need in a safe, palatable and natural way.
Honeychop are the only horse feed manufacturer to use just oat straw in their products. This is important as it is softer and tends to be more palatable than wheat or barley straw. They use their own home-grown and locally sourced Fair to Nature oat straw as standard. Having a lower lignin content also makes oat straw easier for horses to digest.
All of the Honeychop chaffs are short chops. The benefit of this is that it takes longer for a horse to eat 1kg of Honeychop than it does to eat 1kg of long chop such as hay. This keeps them occupied for longer especially when stabled for long periods of time.
“The farm has seen a massive increase in biodiversity as a result of changes in the management of habitats”
Stephen Honeywood, farmer