When grass is insufficient to meet your herd nutrition expectations, crops and forages can fill nutrition gaps. Planning forage rotations can take a bit of work, so we have created a wall chart that may help.
There are many forage options available for cropping and pasture renovation. In any given paddock up to five years of planning ahead may be required, depending on the lifespan of the new forage and what crop is to follow. Failure to plan can lead to problems such as gaps in feed supply, reduced crop yields and/or crop failure.
To find out more on forage options to assist with your deer enterprise and stock class, see the Deer Facts folder and fact sheets on nutrition here >>