'Clover catches up in the second half of the season'
White and red clover has been a fixed ingredient in the ration of dairy farmer Anton van der Hoog from Enspijk for years. “The main reasons I sow clover are for nitrogen fixation and the improved palatability". The second half of the season is his best period for the bank balance. “The plants I cut are then placed fresh in front of the feed fence. I’ve noticed that cows select the clover first, because it tastes better. During this period, they eat around 1 kg more of dry matter. The protein content in the milk rises, and yields increase by 10 percent during this time".