Forage Cereals

Agricom market an extensive range of forage cereal cultivars that offer farmers high quality grazing or silage options. Via an exclusive arrangement with Plant and Food Research, trial work and evaluation is conducted at sites nationwide to identify superior cultivars that will perform in a wide range of environments.

Unique products such as Monty silage barley is an example of this investment and relationship - Monty has reduced awns which minimise the damage conventional awns can do to soft, sensitive mouths, reducing animal stress and maintaining animal performance.

Other products include cereals for grazing, greenchop silage, and wholecrop cereal silage. Agricom’s portfolio includes familiar names such as Crackerjack, a true spring sown wholecrop triticale; DoubleTake and Prophet multi-graze triticales offering regrowth after late autumn/winter grazing's, they can then be carried through for ensiling later in the spring, along with Milton and Coronet oats, which provide versatility in generating quick winter feed or greenchop silage. The cereal range provides versatility in catering for differing grazing or silage requirements throughout the year.

1. Planting time
Autumn Planting Late-winter, early-spring Mid-spring
2. Intended Use
Single late-winter graze for high LWG Single winter graze for high DM production Spring green-chop silage 1-2 winter grazings, and/or whole-crop silage Single-cut whole-crop silage Single-cut whole-crop silage
Coronet oats For green-chop silage only
Milton oats For green-chop silage only
DoubleTake triticale
Prophet triticale
Crackerjack triticale
Monty barley

Secada Peas

A Secada pea and cereal mix increases yields and forage quality. Secada peas typically contribute 25-33% dry matter weight to a cereal and pea crop at harvest and have yeilded up to 16 tonnes of drymatter per hectare when grown on their own.

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