Dry Feed From Prunings

Nothing is wasted on these trees

Every branch pruned in the field to maintain the optimum tree height at 1.5m is carried into a storeroom to dry. 15f

Even the small cuttings pruned from our trees in potting bags is collected for dry feed.

(We cut our small trees still in their bags to stimulate side branch growth to form a bushy tree, rather than a long, lanky tree.)

Within 3 days the branches have dried out and with a couple good knocks against the wall, every leaf falls down, leaving neat bare branches.  (A nice rainy-day job!)

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We mix our leaves with some crushed mealies, some molasses and a scoop of salt and store our finishing mix in bags. And every stock farmer knows the great benefit of a good finishing mix for their lambs!

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So, keep your trees short, promote side growth and collect food for storage – a win! win! win! with lucerne trees!

Happy Farming!

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