Bush Feed / Bos Kos quick explenation

Bush Feed, Bos Kos What is it?

Bush Feed is produced from selected indigenous trees and shrubs mostly from the Acacia family, this, chipped and ground into animal feed only for Rumenoids. Exampples are Black Wattle, Port Jackson, Poplar trees etc.

The younger growth with leaves of some 3 years and younger (Because this has the most nutritional value as well as a good bulker.) are harvested left in field for a day or two then chipped and ground through a screen of your choice– All in one pass! using for example our Ritlee 225 wood chipper with Mk 3 grinder head– Both Tractor or trailer mounted!

Illustrating the Ruman in a animal

Illustrating the Ruman in a animal

The practice of harvesting, chipping grinding and mixing feed for cattle and game can be done at any time during the year as well as during good wet years and dry drought years.

This is a massive cost of feed saver!– Farmers have testified to me costs which i will talk about in a later post!

Typically:

  • In Dry areas it is found that mostly Acacia bush and trees is used.
  • In normal rainfall areas then Black wattle, Port Jackson, Poplar, Soet doring etc is used.
  • It also allows maintaining the herd size during times of fodder shortage.
  • The majority of respondents provide bush-feed to their cattle and sheep.

In this BushFeed game Ritlee pioneered.

  • THE design and MANUFACTURE OF THE FIRST DRUM STYLE CHIPPER IN SOUTH AFRICA.
  • WE PIONEERED THE FIRST DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF A GRINDING OPTION BUILT INTO A WOOD CHIPPER. THIS DONE INTO OUR 225 WOOD CHIPPER RANGE.

In The Start!

The first bush we tested with farmers

This in Dry areas!

Ritlee 225 early chipper chipping and grinding Vaalbos

Ritlee 225 early chipper chipping and grinding Vaalbos

Vaalbos picture

Vaalbos picture

Noors Used for feed by Northern Cape farmer

Noors Used for feed

90% Black wattle and 10% Chop!

This in Normal rainfall areas!

Black Wattle chipped and ground in one pass

Black Wattle chipped and ground in one pass!

Dairy Cattle on route to eat black wattle

Cattle on route to eat

This chap is enjoying his meal!

Been on a diet with majority Vaalbos

Been on a diet with majority Vaalbos

Bush and trees to feed

Bush and trees to feed!

 

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