Annual Forage Options for July or August Planting
If planting in July, warm-season annual grasses are good options for forage production. They can be used to produce hay, silage, green chop, or grazing both during the summer or winter. However, if the desired use is winter grazing and the need is for high quality forage, then delaying planting until late July/early August and using cool-season winter sensitive species like oats may be a better fit. This UNL Beef article provides information on species selection and some key management considerations based on desired use.