Growing fodder crops is an increasingly good way of cutting the production costs on farms. At DLF we understand that each farm has its own requirements, so we provide a wide variety of fodder crops. Please click on the links below to find the most suitable fodder crops for you.





Forage Rape


Variety Type Benefits
Interval Hybrid Exceptional yield potential
Emerald Conventional Rapid establishment
Hobson Conventional Very palatable and digestible
                                                 Forage Rape Crop Information
Sowing Period May-August
Sowing Rate 

6kg/ha (Direct drill)

9kg/ha (Broadcast)

Dry Matter 12-13%
DM Yields 3.5-4tn /ha
Fresh Weight (FW) Yield 25-35 tn/ha
Energy (ME) 10.5Mj/kg
Digestibility Value 65 DMD


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

  • Forage rape makes an excellent break crop between grass leys. Forage rape crops can be ready to utilise between 10-12 weeks from sowing. They are ideally used for finishing lambs or flushing ewes and can be lightly grazed by cattle. Forage rape is more flexible than Kale in that they can be sown later in the year.



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