Sunflower (Helianthus annum L.). The sunflower is basically an oilseed crop, but it is often grown for silage, especially in the Northern parts, at least — for green fodder.
Feed use is also obtained from processing of seeds to oil meal and cake, in which the crude protein content reaches 40 %. Fresh, preferably in a mixture with straw, cattle and sheep eat the remaining seeds after threshing baskets (50…60% yield). Share of baskets in the diets, however, should be limited. You can use them to produce having pleasant taste and smell, well eat flour, silaged in pure form and in mixtures with other forages. Flour feed mixed with concentrates in a dry and steamed form. From 1 ton of dry matter of stems and husks of sunflower get about 160 kg of fodder yeast. Sunflower is a good melliferous plant.
Green mass of sunflower seeds contains a lot of water, relatively little protein. Eating animals it should be used. The palatability of green mass is increased after short wilting.
For fodder, sow the sunflower seeds of different varieties. The different height of plants (up to 3…4 m) and large (diameter up to 40 cm) Continue reading