Sainfoin & Lucerne Field Day
Join the Cotswold Seeds team at FarmED to learn about Sainfoin and Lucerne and how they can benefit your farm.
One hundred years ago, sainfoin, loosely translated from French as ‘Healthy Hay’, was grown in one in seven fields in the Cotswolds for hay, forage and soil improvement. Sainfoin is protein rich with good nutritional balance. It’s extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance as well having anthelmintic properties. It is suitable for dry land with a high pH and its deep tap root serves it well in dry summers.
Lucerne is highly productive, it reliably provides three to four cuts of silage annually and lasts for around five years. It is also suitable for dry, naturally alkaline land.