MilkMaker Triticale/Pea Mix
MilkMaker Triticale/Pea Mixture is a 50/50 mix composed of a soft-leaved triticale (for improved palatability) and a true forage pea for improved tonnage and quality. The smaller seed size on the forage pea will allow for more peas in the field, assuring greater opportunity for improved forage quality.
The average yield of MilkMaker is 2 tons per acre dry matter. Supplement with 30 to 50 lbs/acre of actual N.
Plant 100-120 pounds per acre and harvest MilkMaker approximately 60 days after planting (when peas start to bloom).
Milkmaker can also be used as a forage nurse crop at the 70 lb/acre seeding rate with no more than 30 lb/acre of actual nitrogen (N) applied.
Also keep in mind that Milkmaker can be planted in the Fall as well for emergency forage.
Partner Brand Pea/Oat Mix
This mixture is very similar to MilkMaker except Haywire forage oats are used in place of triticale. This mixture fits well before or after a summer annual crop - such as pearl millet or sorghum Sudangrass. It takes about 60 days from emergence to maturity. The Partner mix performs well with 30 to 50 lb/A of actual N.
Udder Filler Forage Mix
Udder Filler is a high energy, rapid growth forage crop. It combines spring triticale with annual ryegrass. This crop can be harvested in the 45 to 60 day time frame. It needs 30-50 lb/A of actual N and should be drilled at ¾” to 1” of depth.
Udder Filler works well as a dairy cow ration or for lactating beef cattle.
Feast II Italian Ryegrass
Feast II is a late-maturing tetraploid ryegrass bred primarily for grazing. Feast II is short-lived (1+ crop years), but extremely productive. It is a profuse tillering, quick-growing variety with very little re-heading, making it an ideal nurse crop for alfalfa production. Feast II is less sensitive to drought and heat than many ryegrass varieties. Farmers should see very impressive milk and meat gains feeding Feast II.
When planting Feast II, supplement with 50-70 lbs/acre actual N.
Pasja Hybrid Turnip
Pasja is a high energy, early maturing (50-70 days) hybrid forage brassica (forage turnip X forage rape) which has been bred for rapid growth, re-growth, and high performance. Pasja is a tap root type brassica.
Pasja can be used over a much longer period of time the traditional turnip or rape cultivars. It has exceptional regrowth ability and should provide good amounts of summer feed. Pasja is very productive and with good grazing and fertility management produces outstanding yields. Pasja produces exceptionally leafy forage with excellent nutritional value. Pasja turnips need 30-50 lbs/acre of actual N.
- Supplement or Extend Grazing Season – Pasja can be used to supplement or extend the grazing season when cool season pastures slow down because of summer heat or the cold.
- Sow with BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass/Pearl Millet –Pasja adds high quality forage to the summer diet. Pasja re-grows along with the summer annual grasses for multiple grazings.
- Sow with cereal grains or annual ryegrass in the spring or late-summer. Pasja provides excellent tonnage and high quality forage to this mix for multiple grazings. Pasja also works well if sown after a cereal crop is harvested for late-summer/fall grazing.
- Break Crop - Pasja can also be used as a break crop in order to convert older pastures to different species and newer varieties. An annual crop gives a bigger window to eliminate the old undesirable forage through the use of herbicides, tillage and competition of the brassica crop itself.