Fiber

  • The main purpose is to produce the maximum dry matter quantity with high fiber content.
  • Species considered in a mixture must preferably have similar growing seasons.
  • High fiber content usually indicates a longer growing season.
  • High fiber content in plant material usually takes longer to disintegrate.
  • High fiber content usually results in lower animal intake.
  • Products for this purpose:
    • Lupines, Faba Beans, Vetch, Stooling Rye, Oats, Rye, Forage Barley (winter rainfall area)
    • Forage Sorghum, Babala, Teff, Sunflower, Dolichos Lablab, Fodder Radish (summer rainfall area)
  • Example of a mix:
    • 6kg Bargrazer Forage Sorghum + 5kg Babala + 4kg Sunflower + 4kg Dolichos Lablab