Photos: Dairyman grows feed beets to reduce costs

Photos: Dairyman grows feed beets to reduce costs

Paul Rovey, a dairyman and entrepreneur, has found a new crop, feed beets, which in early field trials appears to be cheaper to grow while maintaining the high nutritional needs for his 2,000 cow Jersey dairy herd. Beets require fewer crop inputs including one-third less water and less nitrogen, compared to corn silage..