Forage Kale & Forage Rape

Kale is a brassica traditionally grown for grazing by cattle in the autumn and winter. It can also be cut and fed to stock "in house" or as an alternative can be ensiled as big bale kaleage. Kale is very useful as it can extend the grazing season. It is advisable to alternate sowing dates to ensure it does not over-mature.
 

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Zoom Brassica Mixture
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Zoom Brassica Mixture

A blend of Winfred Hybrid Brassica and Forage Rape. A vigourous and quick growing seed mixture making it ideal for failed crops.

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • 50% Winfred Hybrid Brassica and 50% Forage Rape
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg
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Voltage Kale Seed
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Voltage Kale Seed

Voltage Kale is a dual purpose variety, suitable for use as game cover and for fattening young cattle and sheep.

 

  • Voltage is a medium height kale with good standing ability.
  • Leafy variety with high crop utilization
  • Excellent disease tolerance & lodging resistance
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 25kg
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Unicorn Forage Rape

Unicorn forage rape provides a nutritious feed for beef, lamb or dairy production. 

  • Crops sown in May and June have the potential for regrowth after the initial grazing
  • May drilled crops should be ready to graze in 12 weeks 
  • Sow May-End August
  • Available with seed treatment
  • Sowing rate 2kg per acre
  • Packsize 2kg treated, 5kg & 25kg untreated
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Thousand Head Kale Seed
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Thousand Head Kale Seed

Thousand Head Kale is a popular, tired and tested variety with good standing ability and winter hardiness.

  • Thousand Head is a slender stemmed variety bearing leafy foliage. 
  • Excellent winter hardiness providing forage for feeding after Christmas. 
  • Can supply approximately 90 tonnes/ha of green forage matter.
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg
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Swift Rape and Kale Hybrid Seed
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Swift Rape and Kale Hybrid Seed

Swift is a rape and kale hybrid that provides high energy grazing for cattle and sheep throughout summer, autumn and winter.

  • Fast and vigorous in growth with regrowth potential
  • Winter hardiness, high energy and good protein source
  • Good late season yield potential
  • Sowing Rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 5kg Untreated
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Stego Forage Rape
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Stego Forage Rape

Stego, is the perfect variety for autumn/ winter grazing, providing high energy grazing for cattle.

  • Fast and vigorous growth with a high leaf to stem ratio
  • High energy and good protein source with regrowth potential
  • Ideal for out-wintering systems
  • Sowing rate 3.5kg drilled / 4kg broadcast per acre
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Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape
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Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape

Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape is a rape and kale hybrid, is a good companion to use with other fast establishing brassicas. 

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Very vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg and 25kg
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Sparta Forage Rape - Boston Seeds
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Sparta Forage Rape

High protein content and high dry matter yield. Late flowering variety that will perform well whether sown for summer, autumn or winter use. 

  • Good winter hardiness
  • Clubroot tolerant
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 10kg and 25kg
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Skyfall Hybrid Brassica

Skyfall (Hybrid Brassica) has very fast growth and leafy, high protein forage. Can be sown later to allow it to be grazed in the autumn or winter months. 

  • Regrowth potential
  • Possibility to produce extra feed
  • Available with seed treatment 
  • Sowing rate 2kg/acre
  • Packsize 2.5kg (Treated)
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Redstart Kale and Rape Hybrid Seed
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Redstart Kale and Rape Hybrid Seed

A fast establishing kale/rape hybrid that can be ready for use in only eight weeks. Suitable for both grazing and game cover applications.

  • Winter Hardy
  • High energy 
  • Suitable for cattle and sheep
  • Fast establishment (8 weeks)
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg
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Rampart Forage Rape

Rampart has feed quality enhancements which allows growers flexibility when feeding the crops. Ready to feed 12-14 weeks after sowing.  

  • Great winter hardiness
  • High yield potential
  • Suitable for dairy/lamb production
  • Available with seed treatment
  • Sowing rate 2-3kg per acre
  • Packsize 2kg treated, 5kg & 25kg untreated
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Pinfold Kale Seed
July Delivery

Pinfold Kale Seed

Pinfold Kale will provide excellent yields in a short period of time.

  • Fast growing and ideal for early sowings
  • Flexible utilisation, summer use as well
  • Excellent digestibility
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg
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Maris Kestrel Kale Seed
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Maris Kestrel Kale Seed

A short, highly digestible, kale variety with outstanding performance in lower temperature ranges. 

  • Very high yields, UK proven 
  • Excellent digestibility
  • Winter Hardy
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg
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Keeper Kale Seed
July Delivery

Keeper Kale Seed

Keeper Kale will provide excellent cover and maximum protection for your birds.

  • A shorter variety with excellent lodging resistance
  • High leaf to stem ratio, providing excellent leaf cover
  • Winter hardy and tested for germination and vigour to ensure the maximum establishment
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg
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Interval Rape and Kale Hybrid Seed

Interval is a hybrid variety, produced by crossing rape and kale together. Creates a thick, leafy canopy only a short period of time.

  • Fast growing properties of rape with the greater leaf canopy of kale
  • Winter hardy for a full season of cover
  • Grows to a height of 80-100cm
  • Sowing Rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 2kg Treated, 5kg Untreated 
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Hungry Gap Forage Rape

Hungry Gap, designed for late use. Winter hardy; will ensure crops can be used in Jan and Feb.

  • Best sown in June or July
  • Growth habit is kale-like in appearance
  • Available treated with Thiram and Sepire or untreated.
  • Sowing rate 2.5kg (drilled) or 4kg (broadcast) per acre.  Packsize 2kg treated, 5kg & 25kg untreated
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Hobson, Forage Rape
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Hobson Forage Rape

Hobson, the perfect variety for finishing lambs. Bred by Limagrain.

  • Powdery mildew restistant; a disease which can make some crops unpalatable leading to a high wastage factor
  • Proven on livestock farms throughout the UK
  • Available treated with Thiram and Sepiret
  • Sowing rate 2.5kg drilled / 4kg broadcast per acre
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Gruner Angeliter Kale Seed
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Gruner Angeliter Kale Seed

Very tall variety with excellent winter hardiness. A branching, umbrella shaped canopy creates plenty of room underneath for pheasants and partridges.

  • Good winter hardiness and excellent feeding quality
  • Fresh yields 15% higher than Caledonian and 10% higher than Bittern
  • Tried and tested for many years and is still very popular today
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg
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Goldeneye Kale Seed
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Goldeneye Kale Seed

Goldeneye kale is a giant type bred for the game cover market, selected for the optimum combination of height and leaf production. 

  • Leafy top, strong stem, good winter hardiness and good tolerance to disease, making it the ideal choice for game cover use
  • Goldeneye achieves a higher vigour score than Caledonian kale and better club root tolerance.
  • Sowing rate: 3kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg
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Caledonian Kale Seed

Caledonian Kale is the first variety to be bred with resistance to club root. A taller variety which gives easier access for birds underneath the leaf canopy. 

  • Taller variety to allow birds to move freely under the leaf canopy
  • Club root resistant, can be sown on sites suffering from brassica sickness
  • Specially bred for UK conditions. High germination and early vigour
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg
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Bombardier Kale Seed
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Bombardier Kale Seed

A new variety with the potential to deliver high dry matter yields making it and ideal choice for dairy, beef or lamb producers.

  • A taller stemmed variety with excellent resistance to lodging
  • High leaf to stem ratio
  • Treated seed, Start-uP & Sepiret
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 1-2kg
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Kale is vary adaptable and can grow on most sites throughout the UK. It can also be used as game cover (see Cover Crop section).

 

Forage Rape has the advantage of being a very fast growing crop, suitable for grazing by sheep or cattle. An ideal catch crop for boosting midsummer forage production for livestock farmers when planted in the spring, it is suitable for fattening lambs in the autumn/winter.