Cereals provide ruminants with a rich source of energy and offer farmers a variety of feeding options that can be adapted to meet the needs of the production system. This directory considers methods for harvesting, processing and storing cereal crops destined to be fed to beef cattle and sheep
Targeted at managers of arable-based systems who are thinking about livestock opportunities for the first time, this guide includes sections on leys, cover crops, forage crops, maize, outdoor pig production and manures.
The starch, energy and intake characteristics of maize silage, together with its high dry matter yield potential, make it a good feed for beef cattle and sheep. This BRP manual includes information on growing and feeding maize and will help producers make the most of this potentially valuable crop