Although it would be very convenient for grasses and legumes to grow productively throughout the year, few places in the world have that idealic situation. During parts of the year when mainstay forages are dormant, other crops such as grains, brassicas, chicory, and beets and their residues can be used to maintain livestock. Selecting these miscellaneous forages requires a knowledge of characteristics and needed management. Proper utilization of miscellaneous forages requires advanced planning.