Planting dates of April 1st through April 15 for haying or grazing is best times for planting of oats. Expect to start grazing oats about 45-60 days after planting depending on weather conditions.  August 15th is a optimal time for planting of a fall  oat crop and these may either be hay or grazed for fall forage needs. Begin grazing oats when they are approximately 5-6 inches tall and haying should be done in pre boot stage for premium forage.

Seeding Rate: 48-64 pounds (dryland) 64-100 pounds irrigated.

Estimated Yield 1.5-2.5 tons dry matter/ acre.

Oat Comparison Chart


Goliath Oats
Goliath is a tall (up to 40 inches!) late maturing multipurpose oat that can be used for grain production, forage or straw. It is a high yielding oat with
Everleaf 126 Oats
Everleaf 126 Oats are a late maturing, tall variety. Strong straw strength with fair grain yield makes them a great choice for most situations. Matures app
Certified Hayden Oats
Certified Hayden Oats Hayden Oats are a mid to late maturing variety with excellent yield potential and high test weight. Hayden Oats are resistant to
Jerry Oats
Jerry oats are a dual purpose white grain oat that can be used for grain or forage.  They are medium tall  with very good straw strength, good test weigh