Forage crops

Forage cereals include varieties of oats (Avena sativa), triticale (xTriticosecale) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) that are ideal for winter grazing and fodder conservation in spring, or grain harvesting in the case of dual purpose varieties.

 

Quick to establish and relatively robust, they have strong winter and spring growth. Well managed crops produce moderate to high quality feed that can either be directly grazed or cut and conserved as hay or silage.