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.
The benefits of using grasses with high DNDF are far reaching, from improving milk yield and live weight gain to rumen health and reducing nitrogen released into the atmosphere by up to 4.9%. High DNDF forage will help rumen pH to remain stable allowing cattle to increase dry matter intake and therefore increase production from home grown forage. Every 1% in DNDF results in 0.25 litres milk/cow/day.
Water soluble carbohydrates in grass are the sugars found inside the plant cells, rather than more complex carbohydrates that make up cell walls. They quickly fuel the rumen microbes to process more of the protein into milk and meat. Under grazing management high sugar grass is efficiently utilised thus leading to higher intakes. High sugar grasses can increase milk over the grazing season by 6%.
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