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Castle Mixture

Forage Mixtures

‘The mixtures fattened a tremendous number of lambs and helped prepare the ground for reseeding a Castle Mixture in the future’

Jim Weir, Whitfield Farm, West Linton

Sowing a forage mixture can offer a level of flexibility and a performance advantage over straight stands. Combining more than one brassica crop helps to:

  •  Extend the utilisation period 
  • Increase intake 
  • Guarantee optimum rumen stability 
  • Improve feed utilisation and animal performance

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Rape 1

Mainly for sheep, can be sown later than Rape 2, a leafy crop.

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Rape 2

Can be grown for sheep or cattle, best sown earlier (June) due to the inclusion of green globe turnip, best utilised pre-Christmas.

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Rape 3

Mainly for sheep and can be eaten off later in the season due to the inclusion of Whitestar. The stubble turnip inclusion is double Rape 1 so the crop will not be as leafy as rape but the bulbs from the stubble turnips will extend the number of grazing days achieved from it.

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Kale 1

Contains mainly maincrop forage types rather than catch crop forages so ideally requires to be sown in May/early June for utilisation by cattle or sheep pre and post Christmas.

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Hybrid 1 *NEW*

Similar to Kale 1 but can be sown later. Can be sown in July for utilisation pre and post Christmas.

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Hybrid 2 *NEW*

Similar to Rape 1, the vegetative from the hybrid should extend the grazing days over rape.
Can be sown in July for utilisation pre Christmas.

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