Reduce the cost of milk by 1 eurocent with clover
The cost of producing milk can be reduced by using clover in a meadow. Clover is an excellent alternative to administering expensive nitrogen. This is because of the clover plant’s nitrogen fixation properties and its ability, in conjunction with Rhizobium bacteria, to convert this into nitrogen that benefits grass. In turn, the grass provides extra protein.
According to a calculation in the article 'Nitrogen source with bonus for the cut and cow’ (Stikstofbron met plus voor knip en koe) published in the ‘Boerderij’ magazine on 11 August 2015, clover reduces the price of producing milk by 1 cent per litre.