- Poplars and Willows can be pollarded to provide supplementary feed either for use in times of drought or as a regular supplement
- Feed value of poplar and willow is well above maintenance requirements. Cattle eat trimmings up to 10mm diam. and sheep up to 5mm
- Research trials show improved lambing percentage for stock fed on poplar and willow forage compared with stock fed on droughts pasture alone
- High density planting in swampy corners draws on otherwise unused nutrients and dries land out while improving pasture and providing fodder.
NZ Poplar & Willow Research Trust: http://www.poplarandwillow.org.nz/library/poplar-and-willows-as-fodder