Kale provides a bulk of high quality feed over late summer, autumn and winter months. Most kale cultivars show good levels of aphid and clubroot tolerance.
Kale has a deep root system and therefore good drought tolerance once established and can be grazed at any time. Optimum maturity is between 18-26 weeks and is usually only
a single graze option from about late May to late August.
Stem quality, yield and palatability differ with cultivar selection. Quality is usually better with smaller stems when sown to achieve higher plant populations.