A very palatable, high-quality forage used as a complement to grasses, brassicas are scavengers, typically high in protein and very low fiber. They use their tap roots to mine the soil for nutrients that would have otherwise been lost and are excellent for increasing diversity, addressing soil compaction, and suppressing the root-knot nematode. These cool-season annuals, under the canopy of summer annual grasses, can perform very well during the spring and summer. It is recommended that brassicas be grazed with grasses to make sure livestock have adequate fiber in their diet. They are not recommended for dry hay.