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Foraging for supper

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Foraging for supper

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Adding forage crops to a pasture-based farm can increase the energy available to cows throughout the year and increase their milk production. In 2011/12, milksolids increased by 20% when cows grazed crops and pasture rather than `pasture alone’. Cropping had no detrimental effect on soil chemistry.