Don’t Compromise On Rye Grass For Winter Fodder

Ryegrass is a highly appealing and protein-rich grass mainly cultivated for pasture and silage. It is known for its structure and digestibility with high nutrients. It is widely used as a pasture for lactating dairy cows due to its excellent nutritional quality. Sprouted ryegrass fodder provides many of the same advantages when its mature, pasture-grown equivalent and the ryegrass fodder feed quality is highly comparable to maize.

Seeding rates are an area of much discussion, but we found you can’t have grass if you don’t put the seed out. Too much ryegrass is a good management issue. So, don’t skimp on the seed. You need high quality seed from a consistent source for high-quality and consistent fodder. At Farm dynamics Pakistan, the seeds available directly affect the quality of the generated fodder. So, don’t compromise for the quality of ryegrass seed and always buy only the cleanest and least processed seed.

Feeding Ryegrass Fodder To Livestock Offers Many Benefits

Perennial ryegrass is a permanent option of pasture in colder climate zones, but is widely used in Pakistan as a winter grass. During the winter with ryegrass over-seeding dormant, warm seasonal pastures allow areas that would normally lose their colour to stay green during the cold season.

Ryegrass promises many benefits along with keeping the turf green for the winter.

  • Ryegrass germinates and establishes very rapidly
  • Offers soil stability in the winter and dies back in the spring, permitting your warm weather turf to flourish
  • High in crude protein
  • Protein and nutrients are highly digestible
  • Feed value comparable to corn

Ryegrass As Ideal Forage

Annual ryegrass and perennial ryegrass produce highly palatable and digestible forage. The forage of both of these grasses can support high dry matter intake levels and are appropriate for animals with high nutritional requirements, including lactating dairy cattle as mentioned above.

  • DynaRye Emmerson Grass seeds at FDP are highly recommended for cold areas because they can withstand frost and freezing temperatures.
  • Higher levels of protein up to 26%. This leads to better animal health and enable the cattle to have resistant against certain diseases.
  • Depending on the climatic conditions of the region, you can anticipate 5-8 cuts throughout the year. Thus, leading to a significant increase in total income of the farmer.
  • DynaRye Emmerson Grass can also tolerate a variety of diseases and attacks by insects relative to other plants.
  • DynaRye Emmerson enable you to grow and harvest your land at any time of the year and expect up to 250 production maunds per year.
  • Improves the composition of the soil by removing excess salts. Ability to dispose of excess salts, which means exceptional tolerance to salts.

Why DynaRYE is more popular among dairy farmers?

Farm Dynamic Pakistan offers high quality imported DynaRYE from Australia. It has more nutrition value for cattle and farm animals. Because:

  • 2 to 3 liters increase in milk production
  • 1 to 1½ increase in meat production
  • 18 to 26% protein content
  • Haylage: 3 ton per harvest/per hectare
  • Dry fodder: 1.5 to 2 ton per harvest/per hectare
Final Word

There are many attractive agronomic features of ryegrasses. They establish quickly, have long growing seasons, yield relatively high in ideal conditions, have good nutritional value, and can be used for pasture, hay, and silage. However, consideration should be given to the lower persistence of perennial ryegrass compared to other cool-season grasses and the increased drying time of ryegrasses before use. It is important to carefully evaluate the use of ryegrass as part of a forage production system.

Ryegrass does not fit into just any farming operation, but in many Pakistani farms it should be considered a viable alternative, particularly those that have grazing as a harvesting process.