Both Red and White Millet are well tried and tested game covers and can more often than not be found sown in conjunction with other key game cover species such as maize and sunflowers in game cover plots across the country.

Although Red and White Millets are not as thick stemmed or frost hardy as maize they both can add both reasonable cover and a abundance of highly sought after seeds to a game cover plot, particularly in the late autumn and early winter months. Millets, when sown in conjunction with maize or other partner species will help keep game birds from straying, encourage game birds to spread out throughout a game strip helping to prevent large flushes at the one end.

Millets also benefit a wide range of other farmland birds such as finches and sparrows. theses smaller birds are able to feed directly from the seed head or collect small seeds that game birds may have missed.