Japanese Millet


  • 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: Tolerant of wet soils and will survive standing water, but does not perform well on droughty or low fertility soils. 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

$44.00 / 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.

Multi-Cut Species

  • Japanese Millet
  • Hybrid Pearl Millet
  • BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet

Single-Cut Species
Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed.

  • Foxtail Millet
  • Proso Millet


Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.

Additional information

Weight 51 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 5 × 38 in