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New Agriculturist: In pictures - Fodder shrubs deliver dairy success: A cut above the rest
 
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Fodder shrubs deliver dairy success

A cut above the rest
  • Fodder shrubs deliver dairy success
  • A cut above the rest
  • Reaping rewards
  • Going to seed
  • Seeding the idea
  • Milking the success of shrubs
  • Building confidence
  • Adding value
  • Increasing incomes
  • Expanding horizons

A cut above the rest

Using secateurs to give the clean cut that stimulates re-growth, Phylis Wambui Mungai harvests branches of Calliandra - one of the nine recommended fodder species - from the rows of one metre high shrubs planted on the contours of her sloping farmland. She systematically cuts from each shrub every 8-12 weeks.

 

 

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