A new, practical guide to cutting feed costs and filling forage
gaps with fodder crops has been published by British Seed Houses.
“The drive to cut feed costs, as well as rising fuel and
bedding expenses, are fuelling tremendous interest in fodder crops
such as kale, forage rape and grazing turnips,” says British
Seed Houses northern forage sales director Michael Shannon.
“With this new guide we aim to show dairy, beef and sheep
producers just how they can start benefiting from these low cost
fodder crops in the modern farming era. We cover how to integrate
fodder crops into your livestock system; how to grow, manage and
feed them; outline a practical way of measuring how many livestock
your fodder crop will feed; and summarise the all important costing
information farmers need to make the right crop selection decisions,” he
“Traditional they may be in some farmers’ eyes, but
the reality is a new generation of low cost fodder crops such as
Swift and Puna II chicory are now very much part of modern livestock
farming’s future. This new guide will help livestock farmers
start reaping the benefits of these new developments.”
Copies of the new guide are available by calling 01694 731777.
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