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- Red clover silage has a high crude protein content of 16% to 20% and a ME content of 10 to 12MJ/kg DM
- Because red clover is high in phytoestrogen, breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping
- Store / fat lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths
- Low levels of structural carbohydrate in the leaf result in higher intakes, better feed conversion and therefore improved animal performance
- Potential nitrogen fixation for red clover up to 200kg N/ha
Key benefits of including clover
Clover offers remarkable environmental and sustainability benefits as well as a highly productive, nutrient and protein rich forage for livestock.
- Higher quality pasture under low fertiliser
- Improves digestibility
- Fix up to 200kg N/ha/year White clover offers a mid-season high protein sward
- Improves grass health and resilience against disease Increased intakes resulting in higher milk yields and daily liveweight gain
- Reduce bought in nitrogen and leave residual nitrogen for a subsequent crop
- Improved soil health
- Promotes pollinators and insects
Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.