ForFarmers use only the best varieties from leading plant breeding programs in TOPGRASS seed mixtures. These are higher yielding, better quality varieties providing improved use of fertiliser to boost grassland productivity and animal output. They include the latest high sugar grasses with maximum fibre digestibility and good intake potential to support extra milk production or improved liveweight gains.
Maize is an excellent source of energy and fibre for inclusion in the rations of ruminant livestock. By feeding a proportion of forage maize in the ration together with grass silage, feed intake and milk/meat production will increase.
Wholecrop offers an alternative or additional feed to grass or maize silage, particularly in situations where it may be difficult to achieve ideal sowing conditions in the spring. It can provide a cost effective, high quality forage of consistent quality and palatability, with high yields of dry matter even in dry seasons and cold weather.
Forage root crops provide a cost effective way of supplementing livestock rations during times when fodder may be scarce, dry spells in summers and the cold winter months. They can supply substantial qualitites of palatable material at relatively low production costs, balancing the amount of bought in feed required.
With modern silage making techniques and equipment, farmers are often able to make good silage without using a silage additive. In fact, those who are placed in silage competitions are sometimes non additive users. So why should farmer’s treat their silage and spend the extra money?