Forage, Pasture Health, Soil Small Grains as Forage AND Cover Crops Genevieve Slocum September 5, 2016 You may look at most small grains – oats, rye, wheat, triticale, barley, spelt – and think of either grain or forage. As it happens, small grains also make excellent cover crops. They are easy andAll the grazing management tips you need Subscribe to read this article and over 2,500 more! Subscribe today! If you're already a subscriber, log in here.