Rape..cabbage related ....Excellent forage for swine, sheep, and young stock. Dwarf Essex Rape is a succulent, cabbage-related plant that will persist well after the first frost. Seed at 5-10 lb./acre April through August. Ready to pasture 6-8 weeks after sowing.
The easiest way to refurbish a pasture is to use a foraging type of hog. This is an American Guinea Hog working the soil and fertilizing along the way. Keep the hogs moving around the pasture with electric fencing. No more compaction and the ground is ready for reseeding.