Fibregest™ for Camelids

The perfect non-soak, low sugar & starch fibre feed for all camelids

A high specification feed with less than 10% sugar & starch, designed as the perfect fibre source for alpacas, llamas and camels.

Fibregest™ for Alpacas and Llamas

The perfect non-soak super soluble fibre feed for all camelids

A high specification non-soak super soluble fibre feed; designed as the perfect fibre source for all camelids, including alpacas and llamas.

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What are the Benefits of Feeding Fibregest? 

  • Complements the nutritional, physical and supplementary digestive process of the camelid.
  • Provides a perfect low sugar and starch source of digestible soluble fibres.
  • Maintains essential foregut microbial fermentation to promote good gut flora.​
  • Sustains beneficial fibre-digesting bacteria and helps balance pH levels to support digestive health.
  • Provides energy for health and conditioning.
  • Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Provides natural trace elements and bio-available minerals.
  • Contains the Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Wheat and gluten free.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 3mm pellets.
  • Recommended to be fed to all camelids and complements the use of Camelibra, Crialibra or Hembra & Cria.

Why Should I Feed Fibregest to My Alpaca or Llama?

Soluble fibre in 3mm pellet form is ideal for both young and old alike. The small particle size (like feed that has been chewed for a long time) aids the digestive system of the camelid by providing a high quality, more available, energy source for fermentative foregut bacteria.

Maintaining natural foregut digestion is crucial for the health and vitality of alpacas and llamas. The nature of the feed can have dramatic effects on wellbeing, as all food goes straight into the fermentation vat of the forestomach where factors like motility, gas eructation, regurgitation, remastication and reswallowing are all part of the normal feeding process.

Fibregest is very complementary to this digestive process in terms of the nutritional, physical and supplementary content. The digestibility of the soluble fibre will energize microbial activity, so maintaining a high rate of nutrient release for the benefit of the camelid. The criteria for maintaining functional fermentation:

  • A constant pH of between 6 and 7, i.e. slightly acidic to neutral conditions.
  • A high fibre and low/non grain diet to sustain populations of cellulolytic bugs.
  • A high fibre diet to maintain saliva production, gut motility and gas eructation.
  • A high fibre diet to maximise regurgitation, remastication and reswallowing.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Oatinol® Delivery System

Explained - The 10 Active Nutraceuticals in Fibregest

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.


Essential as a major constituent of bones and required for muscle contractions (all movement), cell membrane function and enzyme regulation.

Copper (Protected)

Essential for improving blood flow and for the production of collagen, which provides the framework for muscles, organs and connective tissues.

Manganese (Protected)

Essential for the production of chondroitin sulphate to aid healthy movement and the utilisation of fats and carbohydrates for energy.


Essential for growth, bone & teeth development, and supports urinary tract health.

Seaweed Meal

High in potassium and a good source of iodine along with other trace elements. Helps sustain good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Selenium (Protected)

An important antioxidant that works synergistically with vitamin E.

Sodium Bicarbonate

A natural buffering agent to help neutralise acid loads in the stomach.

Vitamin C

Essential for the production of collagen in the body that forms the matrix of connective tissues in mammals. It directly affects the level of tissue growth and development and the maintenance of the body's immune system.

Vitamin E

A biological antioxidant and essential for healthy reproductive, muscular, circulatory, nervous and immune systems. Has anti-ageing properties.

Zinc (Protected)

Essential for keratin production and hoof integrity. Supports insulin production, wound healing and the immune system.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Oatinol Delivery System

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.


Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

Category Daily Feeding Level







1 - 2gm per kg Liveweight / Day

A 50kg alpaca would require 50gm (min) - 100gm (max)

1 - 2gm per kg Liveweight / Day

A 150kg llama would require 150gm (min) - 300gm (max)

1 - 2gm per kg Liveweight / Day

A 500kg camel would require 500gm (min) - 1kg (max)

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis


Form & Pack Size(s)                                                                                  


Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 3mm Pellets

 Available in:

  • 20kg Bags

Analytical Constituents

  • 16% Crude Protein
  • 7% Crude Fat
  • 24% Crude Fibre
  • 11% Crude Ash
  • <6.5% Starch
  • <3.5% Sugar
  • 2.4% Calcium
  • 0.9% Phosphorus
  • 0.3% Magnesium
  • 0.2% Sodium
  • 1.2% Omega 3 Fatty Acids


  • Soya Hulls (GM Soya Production)
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Linseed Expeller
  • Black Oats
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Cane (Sugar) Molasses
  • Calcium Sulphate Anhydrous (Pellet Binder)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Seaweed Meal

Nutritional Additives


Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 18.5mg Zinc (3b615 Zinc Chelate of Lysine and Glutamic Acid)
  • 18.5mg Copper (3b415 Copper Chelate of Lysine and Glutamic Acid)
  • 12.5mg Manganese (3b504 Manganese Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate)
  • 710mcg Iodine (3b202 Iodine (I) Calcium Iodate Anhydrous)
  • 310mcg Selenium (3b818 Zinc-L-Selenomethionine)

Vitamins (/kg):

  • 90mg Vitamin E (3a700)
  • 11mg Vitamin C (3a300)

Sensory Additives


Flavour Enhancers (/kg):

  • 20.8mg Premixture of Flavouring Compounds

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Is Fibregest Suitable for Pregnant Hembras?

Yes, it is commonly used to maintain body conditions which are important when forages are poor or grazing is reduced. However, in the last 3 months of pregnancy we recommend that Hembra & Cria is also fed to support the growing foetus.

Is Fibregest Suitable for Crias?

We would not recommend feeding Fibregest to cria below 6 months of age, as the pellet is 3mm wide, which can cause lodging in the oesophagus. Our other feeds, including Hembra & Cria and Crialibra, are 2mm in width so this is not an issue.

What Sizes is Fibregest Available in?  

Fibregest comes in a 20kg bag.

Can I Try a Sample Before I Buy?

Yes of course, if you would like a sample of one of our products please just get in touch.

Where Can I Buy Fibregest?

Depending on your herd size it may be more cost effective to source from one of our retail stockists. Alternatively, you can order from us directly if required. Our feeds and supplements are available at most good pet shops and country stores around the UK. To find a local stockist in your area search using our Stockist Locator. Our products are also available from a variety of online retailers.

What is the Oatinol™ Delivery System?

The Oatinol™ Delivery System is a ground-breaking concept only found in GWF Nutrition products. It means that a higher rate of absorption of important nutrients is maintained by your animal’s digestive tract, allowing them to properly utilise the key ingredients and benefit more fully.

Oatinol™ helps the absorption of actives including glutamine, trace elements, minerals and vitamins whilst extracting more nutrients from the ingested daily forage of the camelid.

My Camelid is Struggling to Hold Weight - What Should I Feed? 

If a camelid is struggling to maintain weight this will be due to insufficient calories/MJ’s. If you are feeding Camelibra at the desired level and the camelid has a good supply of hay and no ailments, then it may be prudent to feed more MJ’s through Fibregest or Fibregrass. This would also be the case if grazing or hay stocks are restricted to ensure better utilisation of the feed.

Can You Feed Too Much Fibregest?

Yes. Above 2gm/kg is not sensible due to the added electrolyte element of the product - this can become a problem when fed significantly above the recommended level. There is also a cost element per day which needs to be balanced against what you are trying to achieve.  

What is the Energy Level/ME of Fibregest?

10.6 ME (November 2023)

Is Fibregest GM Free?

No, Fibregest contains GM soya hulls. Soya hulls are a great camelid feed and also provide additional pectins for improved digestion. They also offer exceptional buffering properties in the camelid's gut, particularly important if an excess of acid (low pH) or haylage is being fed.

Why Does Fibregest Contain Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp When Excess Sugar is Not Good for Camelids?

Sugar beet is the crop that beet pulp is created from. Beet pulp is the fibre left after sugar is extracted in the UK and this largely occurs at British Sugar in East Anglia. Sugar extraction has evolved significantly in the past two decades and residues are minimal. What is left are high quality digestible fibres which are excellent gut conditioners for both ruminants and pseudo ruminants like camelids. This is a great energy source which releases slowly making it a good nutritional fit across the day, like soya hulls. Beet pulp/soya hulls also contains pectin fibres which are excellent for hind gut fermentation and also for strengthening the natural mucus layer that lines the digestive tract. This surface protection helps to prevent antagonists from entering via the gut wall into the blood stream and is very beneficial against the causes of metabolic laminitis.

Micronized sugar beet pulp is made from unmolassed sugar beet pulp which has not had any molasses added. The act of micronizing involves a type of cooking and then flaking. This prevents protein from denaturing and is a good fibre profile for a camelid being equally divided between cellulose, hemicellulose and pectins. This is important because fibre digestion occur right along the gut.  

Does Fibregest Contain Wheat?

No absolutely not. It does contain black oats which have less starch than feed oats. Its starch release is also slower across the day as opposed to a feed like wheat or maize, which are much higher in starch and dangerous for a camelid.

A lot of feeds on the market use wheatfeed (middling’s) which is a wheat by-product. The starch element of this can have a delayed breakdown leading to fermentation in the lower gut which can in turn cause intestinal ulcers. Fibregest also contains hempseed, linseed expeller, soya hulls and micronized beet pulp.

Does Fibregest Contain a High Level of Starch?

Fibregest contains low levels of starch and this comes from black oats. Oat starch has a slower release meaning that the energy is released over a longer time period and is safer in a camelid diet. Starch still plays a limited role in energy supply for a camelid although not to the same levels as a ruminant and is necessary for the Oatinol Delivery System and the benefits that brings.

Does Fibregest Contain Amino Acids?

Yes - although all foods contain a certain level of amino acids which together fall under the banner of protein. Amino acids are an important element of a camelid's diet because the body will extract glucose from amino acids via the “gluconeogenesis process”. The camelid body can manufacture some amino acids from its feed supply, but needs others to be specifically added. Certain feed ingredients can contain a high supply of amino acids. Linseed expeller, for instance, has a good supply of lysine. Camelibra adds the additional amino acids required in the diet, and in particular protected methionine.

Can I Feed Fibregest to my Goats?

Goats could certainly eat Fibregest although they should not be fed higher than 1 gram/kg bodyweight of Camelibra. Fibregest should not be fed to sheep, however, because of the copper levels included.

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