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Annual Ryegrass

lolium multiflorum lam.


Annual Ryegrass (lolium multiflorum lam.) is high in fiber and low in protein. Farmers will use ryegrass as a mix with low fiber, high protein alfalfa creating a nutritious, economical animal feed which aids in preventing digestive disorders. Also, may be referred to as Italian Ryegrass. Annual ryegrass is recognized as one of the highest quality cool-season grasses. In its leafy stage, it can be high in protein, digestibility, vitamins and minerals.

Packaging Options

Finishing and Packaging Services:

Single-Compressed (50-60 kg) raw material from the field.

Double-Compressed bales processed from raw material.

  • Full Bale (55-60 kg) Dimensions: 24”H x 20”W x 17"D
  • Half-cut (25-30 kg) Dimensions: 12”H x 20”Wx 17"D

Sleeve 4-cut (430-460 kg) Dimensions:

  • Mag Bale: 34”H x 47”W x 42”D
  • Big Bale: 30”H x 45”W x 45”D

Wrapped Options:

For use with Full Bale and Half-cut packaging.


Pacific Northwest (PNW): One harvest per year. Begins in early July and continues through the month (dependent on weather conditions). Average yields for annual ryegrass are 2-3 tons/acre. However, this can vary based on variety, grower practices, and growing conditions.