Brassicas

//Brassicas

Brassicas 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. The seeding rate is very low and it makes cows pick up in milk. Sometimes cattle won’t eat it the first day or two. Introduce them slowly and make sure adequate effective fiber is being fed. Brassicas are low in fiber. Typical forage analysis: 25% protein, 215 RFV.