WinterCrop Peas & Oats (60% Field Peas, 40% Forage Oats) is an excellent late planting option for silage with excellent nutrient composition, producing large amounts of high quality biomass in a short period of time.
Nutrient composition. WinterCrop Peas and Oats complement each other in terms of nutrient composition, resulting in a well-balanced silage. Peas are high in protein and provide essential amino acids, while oats contribute energy and fiber. This combination creates a feed source with a favorable protein-to-energy ratio, which is important for supporting overall livestock performance.
Standability. We’ve selected Carrick Oat as it has strong standability to support the climbing pea. Tall varieties of forage oats ensure good dry matter production and allow the field peas to grow upwards with them.
Harvest tips.Harvest the crop when the oats are at the milky-dough stage. This allow the field pea to form flat pods which increase the feed value.
Sowing timing. This blend is commonly used with farmers in higher rainfall areas planting from June-September to produce large volumes of high energy silage in a short period of time. Can be ready to graze in 14-17 weeks
Super Silage. By incorporating peas in the mix, farmers can improve the protein content of the silage, providing a higher-quality feed option for their animals.
- Ideal for later winter and early spring sowings
- High yielding silage production
- Quick feed – ready in 14-16 weeks
- Reliable source of quality forage for all livestock classes
- Forage oats for yield, energy and bulk
- Field peas for protein, improve digestibility and palatability.
|WinterCrop Peas & Oats
|Early winter to early spring
About WinterCrop pasture blends:
WinterCrop pasture blends are a highly advantageous option for farmers seeking winter grazing and/or the production of abundant fodder during spring. These blends typically consist of a combination of species such as annual ryegrass, oats, ryecorn, peas, oats, and vetch. A key benefit of WinterCrop mixes are their suitability for both winter and spring seasons. These mixes are designed to thrive in cool temperatures, ensuring successful germination and growth even in colder conditions.