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WE KNOW FORAGES

Forage is the foundation of BrettYoung. It was our primary business for many decades and is still at the core of who we are today. We access forage seed genetics from industry-leading Breeders across Canada, the United States and from around the world. These relationships, which have been built over decades of forage experience, allow us to select only the best genetic material and bring only top performing products to market. 

Our team of Seed Production Specialists partner with skilled Canadian growers to produce the highest quality forage seeds. Western Canada is known for its pure and carefully-protected production region, so you can feel confident in the varietal integrity of our seed.

Growers deliver the seed to our in-house facilities for processing further insuring traceability. When received our on-site Seed Analysts test the seed for purity and germination in our accredited seed lab. The seed that meets our highest standards receives a traceability record, and then is packaged for sale into Western Canada and distributed around the world.

It’s not the easy way to produce forage seed - the easy way would have fewer quality checks and would leave the work to outside contractors. But that’s not how you put piece of mind in a bag. When your dedicated to running a high-quality beef or dairy operation, you need to know the people behind your forage seed are just as dedicated as you.

STOCK BLEND SELECTOR TOOL

BrettYoung has carefully crafted its stock blends to provide a high level of productivity over a wide range of environments and uses in Western Canada. Not sure what Stock Blend is best suited to your soil, environment and management system. Follow our selector below to find a forage product tailored to your farm.

Stock Blend Selector

Recent BY PLUS notes

Welcome Justine Cornelsen

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

It’s a new year, and we’re very excited to welcome a new member to our team here at BrettYoung.

Justine Cornelsen has come on board as our Agronomic and Regulatory Services Manager. You may already recognize Justine’s name from her time with the Canola Council of Canada where she worked for nearly eight years as an Agronomy Specialist.  Justine has also had a presence in some of our previous editions of BY PLUS notes as a canola management expert.

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Grower Review: Perennial Ryegrass

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

Paul Mcintosh, owner of Mcintosh Farm in Lac du Bonnet, admits there were some anxious moments on his farm during the summer of 2021. Aside from the odd sprinkle, the region received no significant rainfall between June 12 and Aug. 12 — he can’t recall many summers as dry as the one that just passed.

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Farming is a Team Effort, and so is Mental Health

Posted: Jan 12, 2022

With Lesley Kelly

Mental health is an under-discussed topic in the agriculture industry. Farm related stress, isolation and anxiety can run high, especially during the pandemic, and many growers may not be giving themselves the attention and self-care they need.

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