Crop area required for 100 animals for 1 month
|Crop||Fresh Yield||Sheep||Cattle||Growing Time|
|Swede||21/tonnes per acre||1.9 acres||4.8 acres||20-26 Weeks|
|Kale||16/tonnes per acre||2.5 acres||4.3 acres||20-26 Weeks|
|Forage Rape||13/tonnes per acre||3.0 acres||6.3 acres||10-12 Weeks|
|Stubble Turnip||13/tonnes per acre||3.0 acres||6.3 acres||9-12 Weeks|
Fresh yields may vary by up to one third depending on location, soil type and weather conditions.
The area requirement for sheep is for ewes or fattening lambs and assumes the fodder crop contributes the whole diet.
The area for cattle is calculated to produce 2.5kg of dry matter per day (about one quater of daily requirement).
Date Posted: 29th March 2017