Herdade dos Souséis (100 ha) where ACBM operates a Mertolenga breed suckler herd with 60 cows. This farm works under an extensive system, using creep-feeding when necessary. Calving season is between November and February. The adult herd is also supplemented when necessary, usually for 2 to 3 months per year between late summer and early winter. During the summer there is a substantial amount of dry grass and the use of Qualix increases the digestive efficiency of dry matter and fiber with less losses of methane to the environment.
Better use of dry pasture during the summer and contribution to a better environment
The implementation was quick and simple. It was only necessary to buy the buckets of qualix and put them on the farm.
The main benefit was an improved feed efficiency and better pasture management.
Publication Qualix (In French)