● Very fast growth.
● Provides a high protein forage,
● Large Leaf.
● Suitable for all classes of livestock and wildlife.
● Deep taproot, provides good drought tolerance.
● Assist in improving soil tilth.
Forage rapes are a multi-purpose forage option which is suitable for all classes of livestock. It is suitable for drier climates and performs well on lighter soils. Forage rapes may be a better option than turnips, especially when fed to finishing livestock or as a portion of a milking cow’s diet.
Brassicas in general are used to extend the grazing season into late fall/early winter, or to provide very high quality summer grazing. Brassicas will not lignify in hot weather, which results in very high-quality feed. They are usually seeded in a pure stand or mixed with oats or ryegrass.