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

 

TOP CROP SUMMER FORAGE BLENDS

Brassica & Herbs

Top Crop Brassica & Herbs contains a unique blend of

  • Pillar Forage Rape
  • Titan Forage Rape
  • Pasja II Leafy Turnip
  • Chico Chicory &
  • Red Clover

Brassica, Herb & Millet

Top Crop Brassica, Herbs & Millet contains a unique blend of

  • Chico Chicory
  • Pillar Forage Rape
  • Titan Forage Rape
  • Forage Millet

Millet & Rape

Top Crop Millet & Rape contains a unique blend of

  • Pillar Forage Rape
  • Titan Forage Rape &
  • Forage Millet

Millet & Brassica

Top Crop Millet & Brassica contains a unique blend of

  • Forage Millet
  • Pillar Forage Rape
  • Titan Forage Rape &
  • Pasja II Leafy Turnip

HERBS

CHICORY

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.

PLANTAIN

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.

BRASSICA

TURNIPS (TANKARD TYPE)

Tankard type have exceptionally high yield potential from a single graze, good leaf to bulb ratio, and range from early maturing turnips ideal for summer feed to late maturing turnips which provide autumn, early winter feed. Later maturing turnips can be ultilised in areas where growing feed in winter months is difficult.

TURNIP (LEAFY TURNIPS)

Leafy turnips are generally a multi-graze option with a very low ripening period. Leafy turnips offer quick spring, summer and autumn feed with the potential of providing up to 3-4 grazings. They are more prone to stress during summer than forage rapes as they have a less prominent tap root.

FORAGE RAPE

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.

KALE

Kale is 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.

FODDER BEET

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.

RAPHNO BRASSICA

Raphanobrassica, a hybrid between Brassica oleracea (kale) and Raphanus sativus (radish). It is high yielding offering flexible grazing as early as 56 days after sowing, but can also be deferred up to 100 days after sowing.

CANOLA

There are a number of proven benefits that make growing canola hybrids as a crop a wise choice, from its higher yield potential to enhanced reliability across farming environments and seasons to better manage financial risks.

CEREALS

OATS

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

  • Coo-ee Oats
  • Savannah Oats
  • Winteroo Oats

TRITICALE

Forage Triticale is a cereal crop developed from crosses between wheat and cereal rye that is known for its excellent vigour, drought tolerance and high tolerance to waterlogged soils and soil acidity.

FORAGE RYECORN

Forage Ryecorn is a reliable winter season performer, delivering a quick winter feed option that is ready to graze within 4-8 weeks.

MAIZE

MAIZE HYBRIDS

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

SORGHUM & MILLET

SORGHUM

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.

MILLET

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.

  • Shirohie Millet
  • Japanese Millet

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