15 March 2002

Read up on value of fodder crops

THE value of traditional fodder crops, such as kale, stubble turnips and forage rape, within modern livestock systems is highlighted in a free booklet published by David Bell Seeds and British Seed Houses.

The Fodder Master Guide to Alternative Forage Crops provides tips on growing and using a brassica forages and roots, including production costs, feed values and a calendar of optimal sowing and feeding periods.

The booklet also contains farm examples of how the main alternative forages are being incorporated successfully and profitably into rations on dairy, beef and sheep units (0117-982 3691, fax 0117-982 2198). &#42