The inclusion of Westerwolds means the ley can be sown in the spring and still produce good stemmy growth that year.
It produces high yields of forage as silage and is ideal for baling the same year as it is sown.
The ley can be sown in autumn. Whilst Westerwolds are not known to be winter hardy, the inclusion of Italian Ryegrass and Perennial Ryegrasses mean that it winters well, producing unrivalled early spring growth.
The ley can be sown the previous autumn and a cut taken prior to maize being planted in the spring. It can produce large yields which will be higher in DM and quality than forage rye.