Pillar Forage Rape is an fast establishing, high yielding multi-graze giant-type forage rape with strong re-growth potential, good aphid tolerance and disease resistance. The dry matter yield potential of Pillar is proving on farm to be a real highlight, as is its flexibility for spring or autumn sowings.
Pillar Forage Rape is a versatile brassica, being suitable for young stock finishing in early summer, filling the autumn and winter feed gaps when pasture growth is limited and break cropping in a pasture renewal programme as it can provide a significant drymatter contribution.
Pillar Forage Rape has the following benefits:
- Leafy, giant-type
- Very fast establishing
- Improved DM yields
- Very good re-growth potential
- Good disease resistance
- Can be sown in spring or autumn
- Suitable for sheep, cattle and deer
Grazing Forage Rape
- Introduce livestock to crop (1-2 hours a day), building up to a maximum allowance over at least a 7-10 day period to allow rumen microbes to adjust to the high quality forage.
- Feed dry stock and dairy cows no more than 70-80% and 33% of the diet as brassicas
- Prevent gorging & help rumen microbes adjust by feeding extra fibre prior to and while grazing forage rape crops
- Do not feed frozen brassica to stock, feed silage/hay in the morning then shift the break in the late-morning/early after-noon.
|Pillar Forage Brassica
|4-6kg/ha (standalone), 1-2kg/ha (mix)
|Spring companion species
|Chicory, Plantain, Red Clover, Forage Millet
|Autumn companion species
|Ryegrass, White Clover, Chicory
|Number of grazings