The best kept secret in organic farming



organic best keept secretThe “best kept secret in Ireland” for generations has been revealed in the nutrient boost that red clover can deliver to beef producers from ensuring a generous measure of the plant in silage.

It was among the key words of advice to the hundreds of farmers at the Teagasc organic beef open day on the farm of John Purcell, at Golden, Co Tipperary where the use of red and white clovers have become a key ingredient in both pasture for grazing and forage for silage to maximise performance and increase profitability.

 

Clover is the “cornerstone of organic farming and the engine that drives productivity”, Patrick Conaghan, Teagasc, Oakpark told farmers.

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