Spring 2013 Newsletter – Forage Feed Supplies – Divesification

“The Grass Factory” is becoming under ever increasing pressure to supply the grass demands of dairy farmers Canterbury wide. This begs the question “where do I find my grass if it’s not there”? To answer that; farmers need to think outside the square and include Lucerne, Cereal silage and Maize in their forage supplement budget. A package combining a portion of each would be a sustainable move going forward. It would also provide options when feeding out. Farmers could utilise the different types of feed at the optimal time during the season to achieve the desired result i.e. milk production, weight gain.