Fitting winter crops into your grazing system

Autumn is a critical time to plan and invest in your feedbase. Many farmers consider a range of autumn sowing options. 

Winter cereals are emerging as an option to increase flexibility and water use efficiency, particularly in dry seasons. Depending on your feed demand, farming system and water availability cereals could be an alternative to help manage your risk by diversifying your feedbase.

 

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Key Messages

  • Identify where a winter crop fits into your system - know your monthly feed demand
  • Winter cereals generally provide more quick, early autumn feed than ryegrass
  • Cereals are often more suited to areas with low autumn feed than ryegrass
  • Cereals can be a good risk management tool to diversify your feedbase.