Forage crop seeds, such as fodder beet, forage rape and stubble turnips can be used as part of traditional grass or silage fed feeding operations to help provide a vaired forage diet further improving daily animal intake and weight gain or milk yield for most livestock. Forage crops are highly versatile and allow producers to fill the gaps in standard grass based feeding programs where there may otherwise be a drop in production.
The benefits of feeding forage such as stubble turnips and kales are now also much better understood with fact based evidence leading to better feeding programs that significantly improve finishing times and or milk production. Selecting a high energy, low cost, fodder crop that will best suit your requirements for sheep and cattle needs to be done with care to ensure they are getting the most out of your chosen crop. We
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