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Forage Quality - Spring 2011

Forage quality of selected mixtures was measured during late April and early May of 2011.
Location Species

Crude
Protein %

NDF % RFV
Lancaster  Annual rye + crimson clover 12.5 50.2  111 
   Annual rye + triticale 9.2 57.5 101
   Cereal rye (full boot to early head) 8.6 70.2 70
       
Bradford    Annual rye + crimson clover 12.6 37.8 179
   Annual rye + triticale 15.0 43.4 147 
   Cereal rye (vegetative-to-early boot) 12.3 55.6 104 
         
Dauphin   Annual rye + crimson clover 24.5 47.7 135
   Annual rye + triticale 22.3 49.1 130
   Cereal rye (very early boot) 21.5 52.0 120
         
Montgomery   Annual rye + crimson clover 20.0 43.8 153
   Annual rye + triticale 16.2 44.8 146 
   Cereal rye (very early boot) 15.6 53.2 112 

Forage quality of selected mixtures sampled during late April/early May 2011.  Samples were cut to leave a 2-inch stubble.