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Forage Crops

MAIZE

THE KEY ADVANTAGES OF GROWING FORAGE MAIZE

Providing your farm is in a suitable location there are several key reasons why
maize should be included in your home-grown forage cropping programme -
they include.

  • Relatively Low Production Cost
  • Utilisation of Organic Manure
  • A single cut harvest
  • High DM Value
  • Extra Energy
  • Increased forage intake
  • Consistent forage Quality
  • Higher Profits

We are able to offer the following varieties

  • ACUMEN
  • KOUGAR
  • KONTENDER
  • KASPIAN

FODDER & ROOT CROPS

The value of Root and Fodder crops as a way of both varying animal feed and maximising
home forage production cannot be over emphasised. This information allows comparison
between the major forage species, in terms of sowing and harvest dates and yield
expectations, to allow you to match the species to your requirements.

FODDER BEET

WHY GROW FODDER BEET?

  • Huge Palatable Yields
  • Ideal Replacement for Winter Cereals
  • High Energy Feed
  • Clamp & Store Over winter
  • Improved Milk Yields
  • Palatable & Nutritious
  • Can be grazed in situ for outwintering systems.

We are able to offer the following varieties

  • Blaze
  • Blizzard
  • Feldherr
  • Fortimo
  • Jamon
  • Kyros
  • Robbos
  • Ribondo

KALE

A well proven, highly acceptable, fodder crop which consistently provides very high yeilds of succulent green fodder Choice of variety will depend on time of utilization.

  • Proteor
  • Astera (Maris Kestrel Type)
  • Keeper
  • Caledonian

SWEDES

Traditionally widely grown in the cool moist areas of the North and West as a hardy high
energy, persistent feed. Choice of variety will depend on time of utilization.

  • Airlie
  • Kenmore
  • Gowrie
  • Invitation
  • Lomond
  • Virtue

MAIN CROP

A faster growing though less persistent alternative to Swedes Main Crop Turnips offer
higher yields and better winter harollness than stubble turnlps

  • Green Globe
  • Green Top Scotch

STUBBLE TURNIPS

An excellent catch crop which can produce a nutritious palatable feed in just 12 14
weeks from sowing.

  • Barkant
  • Rondo
  • Samson
  • Vollenda

FORAGE RAPE

A widely used, easy to grow catch crop, providing excellent autumn/winter keep.

  • Sparta

Mustard

Mustard is a fast establishing, drought tolerant cover crop which will help suppress weeds and can then be ploughed as green manure.