Forage Rape

Forage Rape has the advantage of being a very fast growing crop, suitable for grazing by sheep or cattle.


An ideal catch crop for boosting midsummer forage production for livestock farmers when planted in the spring, it is suitable for fattening lambs in the autumn/winter. Forage rape extends the grazing season in the autumn and is superb for flushing ewes. It is better to strip graze to avoid excessive wastage.

Forage Rape can be mixed with stubble turnips and kale to combine the many benefits of these crops

Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.

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