11 January 2002

High sugar pluses brought to book

A FREE guide covering the benefits of high sugar grass (HSG) for ruminants has been published by the Germinal Group and the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research.

The 12-page booklet explains why IGER scientists set out to breed grasses with high levels of sugar and what effect they have on animal production.

Results from 20 years of independent grazing and nutritional studies are included. New varieties are said to improve beef, milk and lamb production and cut nitrogen losses to the environment.

All HSG varieties are listed in the booklet (0117-9823691, fax 0117-9822198).