Forage Cereal Crops
Forage cereals are a very reliable option for prolific winter/spring forage. Most forage cereals will prefer soils of a well drained nature and will not perform where periodical waterlogging will occur. Oats/Barley and Triticale are the most commonly used forage varieties and can be grazed early prior to being shut up for hay or silage. Grazing the forage crop early will usually mean a reduced hay/silage cut so if you are aiming to maximise your hay/silage yields grazing may not be advisable.
Seeding Rates 80 – 120 kg / ha