> I usually drill in winter wheat
> and rye.If you do it early
> enough,and there is enough
> moisture, it works well.Since they
> have other grass (such as fescue)
> to eat also you do not have to
> worry as much about bloat,this
> just adds to what they already
> have (as opposed to a field of
> nothing but wheat for example).
In Louisiana and Texas I planted wheat and ryegrass mix on a prepared seedbed in Sept. and was grazing by mid Dec.. You can really add pounds and keep the cows looking great while they nurse their calves (fall calvers). you can streach it by allowing a few hours grazing each day and then removing the cows off the grass. It is great in normal years.