I have had my oats survive many freezes, it will depend on how long and severe the cold is. Wheat can handle cold for a longer period as well.
Depending on where you are and type of land, you may be able to give Alfalfa a shot, I had a 5-6 acre plot in Erath county for nearly 5 years. It got thinner each year, but you couldn't run the deer out after they got used to it.
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