Forage brassicas can be used to extend grazing seasons if they are planted in late July to mid-August. The term “brassica” covers turnip, kale, forage rape and swede, and brassicas are cool-season annuals that have high protein (15 to 20 percent crude protein) and digestibility (65 to 80 percent).
The brassica crop grows best on fertile and well-drained soil.
Forage brassicas can be used to extend the grazing season for cattle and sheep, sometimes well into the winter. The following are different types of forage brassicas and its planting methods/management.