Over the past 25 years, we have worked on focusing the management steps for high yield with triticale winter forage. These were summarized as recently as the July 2023 issue. While focusing on the trees, we missed talking about the whole forest – why winter forage? What initially started out as a cover crop, is now a premier forage in the normal part of crop rotation, for increasing number of dairy farms across the US and into Canada. Ironically, you still have all the cover crop benefits – but with the elevated management and high yields it is a cover crop with your benefits magnified. It is also one of the most profitable crops to grow.