Using clover to drive performance with reduced Nitrogen inputs
Event date: Monday, 8 June 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join AHDB’s Grass and Forage Scientist, Siwan Howatson, and Helen Mathieu, Area Sales Manager at Germinal for this AHDB webinar looking at the use of red and white clover to improve performance.
The webinar will be suitable for beef, sheep and dairy farmers – there will be advice on how to assess clover content in your pastures and how to introduce clover to various types of existing swards.Whether grazed or conserved, white and red clover both provide a good source of protein in ruminant diets and have high intake characteristics.
Clover plants also fix nitrogen (N), so there is an added benefit of less artificial N fertiliser being required for grass growth. Clover is suitable for many systems, being drought-tolerant and very palatable for livestock.
The webinar will cover:
- Benefits of white and red clover - comparative feed value and cost comparisons of production systems
- Animal performance for beef, sheep and dairy systems
- Clover establishment and management guidelines
- How to assess clover content
- Advice on introducing clover to various types of existing swards
- Advances in clover breeding
- Using the Recommended Grass and Clover List (RGCL)
The webinar will last approximately 35 minutes, with time for questions at the end.
If you can’t make the webinar, please still register, as it will be recorded and sent to you afterwards to watch in your own time.