Pasture Wheat #17209

Pasture Wheat #17209

Wheat pasture is a valuable source of high-quality forage, typically available in late fall, winter, and early spring, when other forage sources are low in quality and quantity. The crude protein content of wheat pasture commonly ranges from 20 to 30 percent. The stocking rate for cattle during fall and winter ranges from 250 to 500 pounds of live animal per acre, depending on growing conditions. This heavy forage production quality makes it a good choice for cattle and livestock as well as wildlife when planted in foodplot situations with large amounts of grazing pressure. Nitrogen loving plants mix well with forage legumes such as clover. During the spring, stocking rates usually can be in-creased to 500 to 1,000 pounds of animal per acre to utilize the lush growth. 

Planting Date: Spring - April to May : Fall - September to November 

Planting Rate: 2 to 4 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for small area.

Broadcast Rate: 100 lbs per acre.

Drill Rate: 70 to 80 lbs per acre

Coverage Depth: 1/2" to 1" 

Days to maturity: 60