Silage, Oats, Hay, Fodder.
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Oaten hay, or oats conserved in the form of silage, is always a valuable insurance against lean periods on the dairy farm—but if that hay or silage is made from a mixture of oats and vetches, it will be infinitely more valuable. The vetches give a much greater bulk of feed and, being legumes, they boost the protein content of the fodder, so that it cuts down the need for costly supplementary feeding.
"Oats and vetches for hay and silage,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol5/iss6/4