Forage Seeds

alfalfa

Elite Forage selected for the Green Hills of Missouri.

Seventy percent of our customers responded on a recent survey that they raise cattle, so we know that quality forage is important to the area that we service.  Keeping cropland "green" with cover crop and rotational strategies to convert sunlight into forage is profitable for your livestock operation and great for your soil!  We make every attempt to keep the following items in stock with the exception of novel endophyte fescue.


2017 Forage and Cover Crops

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Alfalfa - Hi-Gest 360
  • Lower lignin = high digestibility
  • Large harvest window; great for short and long rotations
  • Very dense canopy with a high leaf-to-stem ratio
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Alfalfa-Encore
  • Branch root variety; wide area of adaptation and soil types
  • Exceptional dark-green color; high leaf-to-stem ratio
  • Rated for traffic and grazing tolerance
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Annual Ryegrass - Centurion
  • Proven winter hardiness
  • High forage yield
  • Improved disease resitance
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Bromegrass - Smooth
  • Hay and pasture
  • Spreads through rhizomes
  • 80% of production from first cutting
Cereal Rye
  • Most winter hardy cover crop
  • Excellent spring haylage or grazing
  • 56# bag or 40 unit MB
Clover - Crimson
  • N producing cover crop
  • Fast growing annual
  • Easy to terminate
Clover - Freedom Red
  • Mulit-year variety
  • Fine stem, reduced pubescence, faster drydown
  • Exceptional yield
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Clover - Ladino
  • Frost seed into fescue pastures
  • Superior persistence, drought and heat tolerance
  • Aggressive stolon activity, big leafed
Clover - Medium Red
  • Short lived
  • Good for short rotations
  • Economical
Clover - Pinnacle Ladino
  • Resistant to leaf diseases and field viruses
  • High forage yields
  • Ideal for pastures
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Fescue - BarOptima Plus E34 Tall Fescue
Proven
  • Safe for cattle
  • Healthy reproduction
  • Stress-free management
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Fescue -Martin 2 + Proteck
  • Novel endophyte
  • Early medium maturity
  • Southern breeding
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Forage Sorghum-AF7102
  • Drought tolerant silage option
  • Brachytic Dwarf and BMR-6
  • 85-89 day maturity
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Oats
  • Spring forage or fall cover crop
  • Grown in central illinois
  • 48# bags for 40 unit MB
Orchardgrass - HLR
  • High yielding
  • Exceptional palabaility and digestibility
  • Excellent winter-hardiness
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Pearl Millet-Wonderleaf
  • No prussic acid concerns
  • Tolerates many pathogens
  • Excellent warm season grazing or hay
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Radish - reClaim
  • Scavenges nutrients
  • Improves soil health
  • Relieves compaction
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Sorghum Sudangrass-AS640270 Days
  • High Leaf to Stem ratio
  • Superb tonnage under multiple harvest systems
  • BMR-6 provides high quality nutrition
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Timothy - Summit
  • Early maturity
  • Faster spring greenup & summer regrowth
  • Very winterhardy
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Turnip-Barkant
  • Vigorous white turnip
  • Good leaf and root yield
  • Ideal for grazing
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