Cover Crops and Cocktail

From a Beef Nutritionist viewpoint, the forage cocktail provides cattle with a diet that is nutritionally diverse. A mix may include species such as clover, a forage Brassica (i.e. turnip, radish), plantain, chicory etc. Each plant species may reach maturity at slightly different times, therefore providing green forage continuously through the growing season. The objective is to provide green forage during the “summer slump” when conventional forages are mature and quality is declining.