Forage Feast is a perennial chicory from France with winter-hardiness, excellent summer production, and very high feed value. A deep tap root makes it very drought tolerant. Forage Feast looks like a giant dandelion and tends to be leafier, more digestible and bolt resistant than other varieties. Seeding rate: Mixes – 1 lb/A; Monoculture 4-6 lb./A.
- Deep tap root makes it drought tolerant
- Excellent summer production and winter hardiness
- More bolt resistant
- A great plant to increase animal performance
Chicory is a perennial herb for grazing with protein levels of 18% – 22%. Because of its very high energy, Chicory boosts milk production and is fantastic for fattening lambs and steers. University trials indicate an average daily gain on lambs of 0.66 pounds. It’s an excellent feed as well for goats and wildlife. Chicory can be a very valuable addition to most farms if managed properly. However, it really boosts first year production in new seedings of dryland pastures. It’s very high in mineral content, very high in digestibility, low in fiber and high in protein. Chicory gets blue flowers at maturity.
For best persistance, Chicory needs a 25 day rest period between grazings. Chicory is not very persistent if it does not get a 25 day rest period between grazings.
Drill 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep at 60-200 lbs/A or broadcast or aerial seed into standing corn at the higher rate from early September to November. Use 50-60 lbs/A in mixes. It can be used in a wide range of soil types and can be planted mono culture.
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