Crugybar, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

Focus Site project: Can wholecrop silage improve the quality of winter feed rations and reduce feed costs?

Project aims:

  • Improve feed self-sufficiency for the farm’s suckler herd.
  • Reduce feed costs by buying in less concentrates.
  • Compare the economics of growing an under sown spring barley wholecrop with ryegrass compared to conventional first cut silage from permanent pasture.
  • Compare the feed value of the wholecrop silage against first cut grass silage.

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