Friday, 7 August 2009

Red Clover Sucess

A peacock butterfly enjoying some nectar in the sunshine on a red clover flower head. the new ley was planted in April and is a red clover and perennial rye grass mix aimed at growing a high protein source of feed for the sheep. A first cut of silage will be made and subsequently fed to our ewes in the run up to lambing. Lambs will be used to graze off the aftermath, which should provide a valuable feed on clean grazing for them just after weaning. If the wet summer has been bad for most of the farm then this is one area that enjoyed a regular soaking!

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