Forage Crops

What are FORAGE CROPS?

Forage is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems) eaten by grazing livestock.

Historically the term forage has meant only plants eaten by the animals directly as pasture, crop residue, or immature cereal crops, but it is also used more loosely to include similar plants cut for fodder and carried to the animals, especially as hay or silage.

Common Forage Crops can be categorised as follows:

To find out more about each of these categoies, please click on the hyperlinked categories in blue

GRASSES

HERBACEOUS LEGUMES

TREE LEGUMES

SILAGE

CROP RESIDUES