One of the biggest concerns of cattle owners is to provide their animals with enough food around the year. Along with their quest for food availability, they also want to feed their animals with something digestible, full of protein and fiber to keep their animals healthy and fit around the year. But climate change, drought, and various other factors sometimes fail their plans to store enough stock to feed their animals. Ryegrass and Rhodes grass become a viable option to maintain plenty of feeding stock for their animals. And, therefore, we’ve gathered some interesting characteristics of these two fodder options below:


One of the reasons for recommending ryegrass and Rhodes grass for fodder options is their ability to bear extreme cold and heat. Whether you live in a moderate area, deal with extremely hot temperature or own an animal farm in a cold place, you can always rely on this combination of rye and Rhodes grass. You can not just harvest but store them as fodder to be used in a period when you can’t grow any plant for your animal’s feeding needs.

Where other plants require a longer period to grow, ryegrass and Rhodes grass solve your time shortage problems in miraculous ways. You can sow Rhodes grass and crop the plants after a period of 30 to 35 days for feeding your animals. This ability of Rhodes grass to grow in such shortage span allows owners to deal with the feeding challenges and be ready for any season that is unsuitable for sowing and harvesting.

For dealing with food shortage problems in dry seasons, you can use Rhodes grass as hay to store the food for your animals. Along with that, you can also make use of Ryegrass to store food in the shape of hay or haylage and solve the food storage challenge in a smart manner for your animals.
If you’re on a budget for the quarter, you can select ryegrass and Rhodes grass to be used as fodder and feed your animals with confidence. This is because the harvesting cost of these two plants is comparatively lower than other available fodder options. And this would be an ideal combination for those owners that are planning to reduce their harvesting costs.

As stated above, digestion is one of the concerns of the majority of animal owners when they’re finding a viable fodder option. Ryegrass and Rhodes grass gracefully meet their requirement of being digestible and therefore used as fodder by the majority of farm owners. If you’re also looking to add a digestible fodder option in your animal’s feeding routine then you can opt for this combination too.

Apart from being digestible and cost-effective, ryegrass and Rhodes grass are also ideal due to their being harvested on almost any type of land. Whether you live in a dry area, fertile land or a place near the seaside, you can grow these two fodder plants with confidence and never face disappointment with respect to the end result.

We provide quality seeds for growing ryegrass and Rhodes grass at any season on ideal pricing. Dial 042 353 123 01 or write your queries at info@fdp.com.pk to get more information.