Forage Rye

Protector and Humbolt

Protector and Humbolt

From a September sowing the best performing Forage Rye will produce 6 tonnes of dry matter/ha between September and May. It will produce 1 tonne more dry matter per ha than a good Italian Ryegrass by the end of March.

Early sown Rye can be grazed with sheep or young stock in the autumn/early winter period. Rye is exceptionally hardy and continues to grow through the winter, producing reliable very early spring grazing. This is normally strip grazed by cattle, or rotationally block grazed by sheep. Surplus growth can make good silage. If left through the spring, big crops of silage can be taken at the end of April.

Field Options supplies two varieties: Protector and Humbolt.

Protector and Humbolt
Cyclone

Cyclone

Rye/Italian Ryegrass Mix

Most of the benefits of Rye with a denser, more palatable sward which can be allowed to grow on through April and May if required to produce good quality silage.

 

 

Cyclone
N-Rich

N-Rich

Rye/Winter Vetch Mix

Rye mixed with hardy Vetches.

N-Rich qualifies as a cover crop for EFA, if allowed to grow on through to late January before grazing. It can then be rotationally grazed through to April or cut for silage in late April/early May.

 

 

N-Rich