Forage brassica crops are an ideal complementary feed, especially when pasture quality and quantity decline. Offering high value feed and yield during summer and winter, brassicas also play an important role in a pasture renewal programme.
Forage brassicas can be sown in spring, providing valuable feed through summer and can be carried through into winter, if required.
While brassica crops are generally utilised for the quality and quantity of feed that they can produce, they can also provide other benefits for soil, pasture and crop health by acting as a break crop. Forage brassica crops are ideal to break pest and disease cycles, break in new ground and for breaking standard endophyte (wild type) cycles prior to sowing novel endophyte grasses.
An ideal option for farmers wishing to grow high-quality feed for their livestock system
- Cost-effective source of dry matter
- Large quantities of high-quality feed
- Can produce feed at various times of the year with flexibility of sowing time
- Can be grazed where they are grown, eliminating costs associated with hay, silage & grain
- Integral part of a pasture renewal programme (Programmed Approach™)