Whole-crop: a profitable alternative to grass silage?
A comparison of the advantages and limitations of wholecrop cereals and a comparison of yields and costs compared to grass and maize silage.
Year of Publication2009
Whole-crop cereals are replacing forage crops for silage on many dairy farms because they can give an increased yield at a lower cost and may improve milk yields. Winter wheat is the cereal of choice but undersown spring barley is a suitable alternative in a grass/cereal rotation.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Cereal crops
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Forage crops & other feed
Additional keywords/tagsanimal nutritioncereal agronomy
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