Already about 70% of the dairies on the Southern Great Plains are using Triticale in their dairy operation. SlickTrit is a profitable companion to corn silage. In a documented study by Ron Kershen, SlickTrit produced 62% of the yield of corn for 42% of the cost of corn. Triticale produces approximately the same amount of milk per ton as corn silage, and is easier to digest, helping herd health. It takes less water to grow than corn.
Triticale lends itself to the dairies’ needs for protein, as it can be harvested at the flag-leaf stage at 18-20% protein, all the way to the soft-dough stage at 10-11% protein. The best compromise of quantity and quality is to harvest at the heavy boot stage. In the Southern Great Plains, irrigated SlickTrit averages about 16 ton per acre.
For More Milk, Plant SlickTrit™
If growing more milk per acre fits your management goals then turn to Watley Seed Company’s SlickTrit ™. This almost beardless triticale lends itself to earlier planting, longer grazing in the spring, higher silage yield and superior tolerance to drought and pest. Consult Watley Seed Company for specific recommendations for growing conditions and objectives. Watley Seed is your best source for quality seed and service.