Triticale is very valuable as a forage source. It is a very high quality and very high quantity forage product. It can be grazed heavily, repeatedly, with excellent regrowth in the fall. I can be grazed more in the spring, hayed or chopped for an ensilage product. If hayed at boot stage most triticale varieties can regrow and still provide a seed crop.
We usually have production of at least a couple varieties every year, and we also pull in other varieties from reliable sources. There seems to be a renewed interest in triticale, and interest in developing newer and improved varieties. Trical has been doing some very good work in bringing forward new varieties from their breeding program.
813 is a very productive variety for us not only in quantity, but quality as well. It has very good leaf structure and maintains very good quality and has shown to have a very high tonnage also.
348 has been a good variety with very good tonnage for silage and hay crops, as well as grazing.