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Cereals Grown For Forage

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The common cereal crops, suoh as rye, oats, wheat and barley, are often grown for f orage. Bye and oats are used for this purpose more ofteu than any others, although it is a conimou practice to ent any cereal for hay if conditions are such that it is not likely to matare a erop of grain. Rye is being very successfully grown for late and early pasturage in many localities, and its cultivation is becoming more general each year. It is already quite extensively growu in central Colorado, northern Wyoming and some parts of Montana. Sown in early autumn, it gets the benefit of the rains and snows of f all, winter and early spring and usually inatures a fair erop in addition to furnishing muoh pasturage, when spring sown crops would fail unless artificially