Spring and summer presents an opportunity to plant a forage crop for summer, autumn & winter feed. As part of your pasture management program, spring & summer crops can grow valuable feed at key times when pastures are of low quality or quantity.

  • Cost effective source of dry matter compared to ‘bought in feed’
  • Produce large quantities of feed for a relatively low cost of production
  • Be grazed where they are grown, eliminating additional costs associated with hay, silage and grain
  • Break the perennial weed cycle using non-selective herbicides leading to more productive pastures

 

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Chicory is a deep-rooted broad-leafed perennial herb, which has proven to be an excellent source of high quality & yielding feed from late spring to late autumn.

Chicory is a deep-rooted broad-leafed perennial herb, which has proven to be an excellent source of high quality & yielding feed from late spring to late autumn.

Fodder beet is a demanding crop but if managed properly can be extremely high yielding. Attention to detail in preparation prior to, during and following sowing is critical to ensure good results.

Forage oats are a economic, flexible and easy to establish annual cultivar that are suited to grazing, hay, silage, pasture renovation (oversowing) and grain production.

Forage rapes provide leafy, high quality feed which require a longer maturity time than hybrid leafy turnips.Forage rapes generally grow more dry matter from each grazing than leafy turnips and offer multiple grazing opportunities if moisture is available.

Forage Ryecorn is a reliable winter season performer, delivering a quick winter feed option that is ready to graze within 4-8 weeks. Excellent pasture yields are available with Forage Ryecorn when combined with high performing annual ryegrass.

A late autumn/winter feed that delivers a single graze option in May to August. Generally the taller the kale, the higher the dry matter yield, but leaf-to-stem ratio does fall with taller kales. Kale has a deep root system and therefore good drought tolerance once established and can be grazed at any time.

Lucerne is a highly adaptable forage cultivar that has the ability to survive extended dry periods resulting from it’s deep roots. It is a reliable cultivar for use as extensive pasture, intensive forage and fodder under irrigation.

Top-end yield potential starts with matching the right genetics and traits to your paddock. Pioneer Brand maize from Notman Pasture Seeds.

Millet, a low cost option for summer feed, is a safe forage for your animals—containing no prussic acid (HCN). Millets can be sown earlier and will grow into late summer/early autumn. Millet is great for your pasture renovation program.

Plantain is a moderate drought tolerant herb with a fibrous, coarse root system that is best suited to dairy farm situations where the amount and quality of summer feed limits milk production.

Forage sorghum hybrids deliver large quantities of quality feed for grazing, hay or silage. Up to three times the water use efficiency of traditional perennial pastures over summer and no compromise or loss of feed value.

Forage sorghum hybrids deliver large quantities of quality feed for grazing, hay or silage. Up to three times the water use efficiency of traditional perennial pastures over summer and no compromise or loss of feed value.

Forage sorghum hybrids deliver large quantities of quality feed for grazing, hay or silage. Up to three times the water use efficiency of traditional perennial pastures over summer and no compromise or loss of feed value.

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Spring & Summer presents an opportunity to plant a valuable forage crop