High protein content and palatability of ensiled forage are some of the defining traits of TS7 peas. TS7 peas are used both in double-cropping when precipitation is adequate and finishing diets to improve the tenderness, juiciness, and beef flavor. They are an excellent pellet binder and require less moisture than other forage crops. A perfect replacement for winter-killed alfalfa, utilize TS7 peas in high feed intake creep feeding.
When utilized in rotations with cereals, TS7 peas can provide necessary disease breaks. A standout choice as a high-yielding, short-term crop with high protein content, peas shine particularly well in temperate areas. Options for use in a forage system are to feed them fresh (grazed or green chop) or ensiled. TS7 peas maintain stable rumen conditions and digest slowly and thoroughly. Containing the same energy value as corn but with nearly three times the protein, TS7 peas provide better total feed value than many other feeds. Leaves and pods account for the majority of digestible dry matter. Pea crops can reduce fertilizer requirements by 27 lbs./A – 45 lbs./A, and 3-year rotations that include peas can result in 125lb/A nitrogen savings. Winter wheat will make an excellent crop following TS7 peas.