BuckwheatBuckwheat is warm-season, broad-leafed annual, primarily used for weed suppression. Buckwheat is also popular among beekeepers because it produces an abundance of flowers, and a dark-flavored honey with a distinctive flavor. Buckwheat is also a great addition to any food plot for game...
Fodder is the process of germinating seed(s) and feeding the entire seed and sprout to your animal. By feeding the seeds and the sprouts to the animals the animals will benefit from both the seed's energy and the plant's energy. The types of seed used for fodder varies based on the type of livestock that will be consuming it. Each type of seed has its own nutritional benefits. We recommend that our customers purchase the highest quality, cleanest and least processed seed possible. The seed that we recommend most often are barley, alfalfa, millet, oats, wheat, grain rye, ryegrass, buckwheat, field peas, clover, sunflowers, sorghum and more. Fodder Rule of thumb is "2% of the animal's live body weight of fodder per day." One pound of seed can produce eight pounds of fodder. In some cases two pounds of seed can feed a 800 lb. animal for one day.
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