Forage Rye

Forage Rye is exceptionally hardy and continues to grow through the winter, which allows it to be grazed very early in the spring, normally by cattle and sheep. Surplus growth makes good silage.


Forage Rye (Secale cereale) can be used in crop rotations and is a good choice for over wintering. It is a good nitrogen lifter, has deep roots that help to break up heavy soils, helping to improve soil structure. It is also good at suppressing weeds as it grows quickly, suits most soils and prefers heavy clay.