EXCELLENT FEED VALUE
- Upright, annual grass with quick growth in adequate moisture and fertility
- Finer stems than pearl millet or sorghums
- When cut before heading, protein ranges from 14-20%
- Customers report high palatability
Best Use: Hay, pasture, and silage. Excellent feed for cattle, horses, and sheep. No prussic acid problems.
Adaptation: Japanese millet is tolerant of wet soils and will survive standing water, but does not perform well on droughty or low fertility soils. This seed for sale is not frost-tolerant.
Management: Can be cut 2 or 3 times. Cut before heading and leave 6”of stubble for faster recovery. In a single-cut system, it can reach 5’ tall. Earlier cutting leads to higher quality, lower yields, and more drying time.
Planting Date: Mid-May to early June (soil 62°F+)
Seeding: Seed 25-35 lbs/acre ½”-1”deep
$64.00 / 50lb Bag
Millets are some of the oldest of cultivated crops harvested for food or feed. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, high-temperature conditions.
- Japanese Millet
- Hybrid Pearl Millet
- BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet
Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed.
- Foxtail Millet
- Proso Millet
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill|
|Japanese Millet||25-35||32-50||5-15||145,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|Max Italian Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||4-5||227,000||March-May, Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass||20-25||30-35||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||½ - 1 inch||Yes|
|Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass|
|German Foxtail Millet|
|Proso Millet||20-30||30-45||5-15||80,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|Hybrid Grain Sorghum (Milo)|
|Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated|
|Winter Rye||50-100||120150||25-75||18,000||Aug-Nov||½ - ¾ inch||No|
|RootMax Annual Ryegrass|
|Annual Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass|
|Winter Triticale||30-100||60-120||15-40||15,000||Aug-Early Oct||½ - 1 ½ inches|
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.