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- Increased yield. Our mixture trials show a yield increase of 5% in the first year after sowing, worth around £100.00 per hectare (£40.00/ acre)
- The increase continued into the second harvest year, producing additional yields worth £75.00 per hectare (£30.00 /acre)
- Increases the overall protein content of the sward; red clover's protein content is around 17% compared to grasses of around 12%
- Because red clover is high in phyto-oestrogen, breeding sheep shoud be kept from grazing for six weeks either side of tupping
- Red clover is excellent feed for growing and finishing stock
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.