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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #7238  by Steve 1972
 20 May 2020, 13:34
stechad wrote:
19 May 2020, 21:19
This Lupin is called Dieta white Lupin and hardly looks like the normal Lupin we see, the flowers are more open and it produces large pods, much bigger than the normal lupin. It is being grown to completion to harvest the pods, this is a winter feed for the dairy cows which produce a very high butterfat milk....much fattier and creamier than Gold Top milk.
Here is a link to the supplier pdf
http://www.soya-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AvonMix.pdf
Interesting stuff Ste..hopefully the white Lupins are of some use to the honey bees.
 #7241  by stechad
 20 May 2020, 15:29
Steve 1972 wrote:
20 May 2020, 13:34
stechad wrote:
19 May 2020, 21:19
This Lupin is called Dieta white Lupin and hardly looks like the normal Lupin we see, the flowers are more open and it produces large pods, much bigger than the normal lupin. It is being grown to completion to harvest the pods, this is a winter feed for the dairy cows which produce a very high butterfat milk....much fattier and creamier than Gold Top milk.
Here is a link to the supplier pdf
http://www.soya-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AvonMix.pdf
Interesting stuff Ste..hopefully the white Lupins are of some use to the honey bees.
Hopefully!
It seems it is quite new to this country as a higher protein replacement for soya, Also used for human consumption too. Yuk Veggie Lupin burgers....... Sorry any vegies out there.