Fodder Trees

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by Tegs, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. S.O.P

    S.O.P Moderator

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    Well, I'm a little too old but I'll give it a crack.

    I did a WHOIS on newenglandpermaculture.com to see who owned the domain, and no one does.

    It's available so therefore no website could possibly exist at that address. You need to register your domain, get some hosting, and point your domain to that space.
     
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    I think he may have forgotten the .au on his link
     
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    carobs!!!!!!
    its dry there in summer so youll need fodder most then!
     
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    Interesting! I had no idea cattle would eat vetiver. The leaves seem too sharp-edged and hard.
     
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    I don't think the Vetiver group know either. Not enough research has been put into it.

    https://www.vetiver.org/ICV3-Proceedings/CHN_forage.pdf - in the document, the conclusion states soil, season, and time have differences on quality of fodder.

    One thing they seem to be pushing is that at least it grows on a saline soil so if you can pull fodder out of waterlogged salt, be it low-grade, it's better than a wasteland.
     
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    Amazin what cows can digest ;mine love pampas grass!! and that shit can cut your hand!
    I tried some vetiver once without sucess ! is it cold tolerant!?
     
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    You know how they say the odds of the buttered side of your toast landing downwards are directly correlated to the newness & value of the floor covering?
    Well cows have something like that going on. What they like to eat best is what you most want them not to eat. Take my navel orange tree for instance. Or better still, take the jersey heifer that's eating it! Take her a loooooong way ...
    : )
     
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    Bamboo?
    Oldhamii, a giant clumping bamboo is on sale at Bamboodownunder this month- seems the recommended windbreak/construction/bamboo shoots/fodder option
     

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