Feed management

Herb and clover pastures for higher liveweight gain, with Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University

High-quality, legume based forages offer sheep and cattle farmers the opportunity to achieve higher liveweight gains from young stock.

Based on red and white clover, with plantain and sometimes chicory, they may be especially useful when it can be difficult to maintain high quality and high legume content in grass swards.

We’re joined by Paul Kenyon from Massey University to talk about the pros and cons of these specialist forages, when and how to incorporate them into a farm system, and how to get the best out of them.

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