Plantain Tonic

Boost summer milk production & finish lambs

  • Tonic plantain can be used to boost summer milk production and to finish lambs
  • Historically used in grassland mixtures it is suited to many soil types and can increase daily intakes during the summer
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Sheep

Advantages

 

  • When fresh, feed value is greater than ryegrass/clover
  • Tolerates frequent grazing
  • High in protein (up to 23%)
  • Feed quality (at times) similar to ryegrass
  • Potential for pasture species alone
  • Tap rooted herb that withstands drought and higher temperatures in the summer

 

Limitations

 

  • Plantain is not as drought tolerant as chicory or red clover

 

Utilisation: Graze in situ

Sowing period: Spring & autumn

Utilisation period: Summer & winter

Days to maturity: 60 - 90 days

 

Pack sizes: Available in pack sizes of 5kg or 25kg 

Sowing rate: 2kg/acre (5kg/ha) in a grassland mixture, 8-10kg/acre (19-24kg/ha) as a special purpose crop.

Composition
Variety
Species
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Tonic
Plantain
Specifications
Plantain

Plantain is a ribbed leafy perennial herb with a fibrous root system which can produce a forage crop that can be fed to both cows and sheep. The forage produced is extremely palatable and provides an excellent source of calcium, sodium, copper and selenium.