Chicory

Characteristics:   Deep tap rooted herb, High summer yield and quality, Choice is a perennial chicory with good persistence, Improved cool-season growth, high growth rates, and excellent insect and disease resistance, Choice chicory boosts milk production in dairy cows, by providing large amounts of protein and energy-rich feed from small areas of land, It can […]

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Fodder Beet

Characteristics:   Fodder beet allows farmers to produce 20 – 30 tonnes DM/ha of high quality feed for animals to consume during winter and spring, when feed availability is most critical. Fodder beet performs best in deep and friable soils that have a good ability to store nutrients and moisture. It is ideal to be […]

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Fodder Turnips

Characteristics:   Turnips in general take 12-14 weeks to mature. It can be sow in a mixture with ryegrass and chicory/clover. Sowing time is from September to late January. Sowing rate:  2-4kg/ha This is an inexpensive source of roughage, which has been the saving grace of many farmers with livestock in dry years. It is […]

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Forage Rape

Characteristics:     Spitfire has excellent yield, It’s insect tolerant, and low stem dry matter percentage.        

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Jap Radish

Characteristics:   It is planted because of the thickened roots . The cultivar Nooitgedacht has a long growing season that will not flower and form early seed. Radish is normally a winter and autumn planting fodder . Japanese radish is resistant to cold and are not affected by frost, it grows best in cool parts […]

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Kale

Characteristics:     Sovereign kale is a medium-tall, late-flowering kale. It’s a better option for mid winter/early spring feed. 12-14tDM/ha is possible.        

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Plantain

Characteristics:   Improved supply of some trace elements to animals (Cu, Zn, Se), Positive impact on animal performance, Extremely palatable to stock, Tonic can add value in terms of both dry matter and quality to any farming system, Tonic has a deep, coarse root system, which gives it a degree of drought tolerance and the […]

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Saltbush

Characteristics:   Saltbush is an important strategic drought resistant crop. Grows vegetatively during the summer with most available dry matter being available in late summer and autumn. It has a problem with palatability and animals must be forced to eat it. Do not allow the plant to grow too tall. Graze or cut back regularly […]

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Tiller Radish

Characteristics:     Excellent cover crop, Nitrogen Mining & Nutrient Scavenging, GroundHog radish produces more root mass than oil seed radish or mustards, Promotes water infiltration.      

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Turnip

Characteristics:   Rival: Early maturing (14 weeks), summer turnip, Excellent leaf production and leaf holding Tankard shaped bulb with high proportion above ground Short term, one graze, summer crop., Rival is ideally used as part of a pasture renovation programme within dairy farms that have a period of dry or a loss of pasture quality […]

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