Forage cereals – which include varieties of oats, triticale and ryecorn – have a higher winter growth rate than most pasture options. Growth rates can vary based on the species, but generally cereals offer flexibility to any farming operation through sowing, grazing and silage or hay.

Cereals also play an important role in paddock preparation and weed control. Oats generally provide the most forage of all cereal crops. However, they can all be grazed very satisfactorily. Forage cereals can be harvested either as a cut and wilted crop or direct cut and ensiled.

Key benefits

  • Versatile summer forage
  • Suitable for all stock classes
  • High quality feed with multiple grazings
  • Valuable high quality grazing or silage
  • Up to three times the water use efficiency of traditional perennial pastures over summer

Forage Sorghum

Forage sorghum hybrids deliver large quantities of quality feed for grazing, hay or silage. There are large variety of forage sorghum to choose from, each with different characteristics—such as the cold tolerance & fast early growth of Betta Graze to Super Sweet Sudan’s ability to sustain multiple & intensive grazings.

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Millet, a low cost option for summer feed, is a safe forage for your animals—containing no prussic acid (HCN) and does not require supplementation with sulphur or salt blocks. Compared with forage sorghum, temperate Millets can be sown earlier and will grow into late summer/early autumn. Millet is great for your pasture renovation program.

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Available from Notman Pasture Seeds