Fodder and Forage – by Rebecca Stewart

Discover the secrets to maximizing the potential of your land while ensuring the health and productivity of your livestock with this comprehensive handbook. “Fodder and Forage” provides practical guidance and expert advice.

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Fodder and Forage – by Rebecca Stewart Description

Unlock the potential of your land and ensure the health and productivity of your livestock with “Fodder and Forage,” a practical handbook designed to help New Zealand farmers, lifestyle blockers, and homesteaders create diverse and sustainable animal feed systems.

Book Summary

Pasture remains the most common source of livestock food for many of New Zealand’s agriculturalists, but the options for nourishing your animals extend far beyond grass. “Fodder and Forage” provides a convenient collection of plants and valuable information to help you incorporate a wide variety of alternative feed sources into your livestock’s diet. By integrating trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, and more, you can offer medicinal support, improve digestive health, and enhance the overall vitality of your land.

Traditional methods such as tree hay and tree silage are revisited in this book, offering innovative ways to store feed for times of scarcity. By adopting these practices, you can significantly extend the production capabilities and resilience of your property, ensuring your livestock always have access to nutritious and diverse feed.

About the Author of Fodder and Forage

Rebecca Stewart, along with her husband David and their two daughters, lives on an off-grid homestead in rural New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable living and writes articles, blogs, and books that inspire others to embrace a similar way of life.

Why You’ll Love This Book

  • Explore a wide range of plants that can be incorporated into your animal feed systems, beyond traditional pasture.
  • Learn how to use trees, shrubs, perennials, and herbs to enhance your livestock’s health and wellbeing.
  • Discover traditional methods like tree hay and tree silage for extending feed availability during periods of low supply.
  • Gain practical insights into creating a resilient and productive agricultural system that supports both your animals and your land.

“Fodder and Forage” is an essential guide for anyone looking to diversify their approach to animal feed, promoting a healthier and more sustainable farming practice. Whether you’re managing a large farm or a small homestead, this book will equip you with the knowledge to transform your feed systems and boost the resilience of your agricultural enterprise.