Growing fodder crops is an increasingly good way of cutting the production costs on farms. At DLF we understand that each farm has its own requirements, so we provide a wide variety of fodder crops. Please click on the links below to find the most suitable fodder crops for you.







Variety Type
Marshall High yielding
Alicia High protein
                                                  Lucerne Crop Information
Sowing Period April-August
Sowing Rate

25kg/ha (Direct drill)

34kgs/ha (Broadcast)

Dry Matter 20%
DM Yields 8.5tn /ha
Fresh Weight (FW) Yield 40 tn/ha
Energy (ME) 10.5Mj/kg
Degestibility Value 63 DMD


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

  • Lucerne can be grown on a wide variety of sites and soil types. Sufficient soil moisture is essential for generating successful establishment. Lucerne is a legume and as such is able, in association with bacteria, to fix nitrogen into the soil for its own use.
  • High Protein, 5-year multi-cut crop, excellent in drought conditions.



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