We cultivate and harvest vetch in the same traditional way as alfalfa. It is sown mixed in with a small quantity of oats or wheat - which serve as conductors. The vetch climbs the stems of the oats or wheat, achieving greater exposure to light and more aeration. This helps avoid lodging and fermentation at the base before harvesting.
The resulting hay is free of fermentation and can be used as animal feed.
Vetch is an excellent forage as it is rich in protein elements and is easily digested. It can be given to horses, beef cattle or cattle alike with very satisfactory results for the farmer.
It is available in bales weighing approximately 250 kg.