Annual Forage Mixes

Annual forage mixes are a great way to produce extra forage when you're running short. 


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MilkMaker Triticale/Pea Mix

50% Spring Triticale; 50% Forage Peas

  • plant in Spring or Fall; 100-120 pounds per acre
  • one harvest crop, great before soybeans or summer annuals
  • great nurse crop for a forage seeding
  • 60 days from emergence to harvest; best when triticale is in the boot stage
  • high quality haylage for improved animal performance
  • fits well before or after a summer annual crop
  • tolerates frost or light freeze

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. 

MilkMaker Triticale/Pea Mix


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Partner Brand Pea/Oat Mix

50% Haywire Forage Oats; 50% Stockade Forage Peas

  • plant in Spring or Fall; 100-120 lb/acre
  • one harvest crop
  • great nurse crop for a forage seeding
  • 60 days from emergence to harvest; best when oats are in the boot stage
  • high quality haylage
  • fits well before or after a summer annual crop 
  • tolerates frost or light freeze
  • spectacular yield and quality with Haywire Oats

 

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.  Partner Pea/Oat mix performs well with 30 to 50 lb/acre of actual N.


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Udder Filler Forage Mix

70% Spring Triticale; 30% Forage Annual Ryegrass

  • plant in Spring; 100-120 lb/acre
  • intended to be a onetime harvest; can expect some regrowth on the annual ryegrass; works best as a spring seeding
  • fast forage; ready in 60-80 days
  • responds well to nitrogen/manure applications
  • for haylage/silage/green-chop
  • high carbohydrates
  • high protein
  • not recommended as a nurse crop 

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.


Tri Feast Forage Mix

70% Winter Triticale; 30% Short Rotation Tetraploid Ryegrass

  • plant in the Fall; 100-120 lb/acre
  • fall seeded, spring harvest
  • triticale should be harvested in late boot stage for the best forage quality
  • continue to harvest Italian ryegrass throughout the summer
  • designed to increase forage tonnage and high quality forage fast

For planting guidelines, see our Seeding Information Guide