There’s a new feed in town: Triticale to the rescue

And Don’t Forget: The two triticale field days offered April 25 and 26 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. between Lakin and Ulysses. Triticale Field Day April 2017

PROGRESSIVE FORAGE – Triticale is the result of crossing wheat and rye, combining the nutritional value of the wheat and the rapid growth, heat tolerance and hardiness of rye. It was originally discovered back in the late 1800s, although it wasn’t until the 1960s that it was available commercially.

It has proven to have higher protein content than both of its parents and can be fed out in the field as a green forage crop, chopped and used as silage or baled and fed dry; it can even be plowed under for a good manure crop. There are fall and spring varieties, as well as specific varieties that target all of those different uses. Read More

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