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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 to BY PLUS notes

Posted: Sep 11, 2020

Thank-you for being a customer of BrettYoung, and now, part of BY PLUS. BrettYoung is an independent seed company who has been deeply involved in and driven by the needs of Canadian agriculture for over 80 years. To find out more about the pillars that drive us forward and what to expect in future editions of BY PLUS notes, read more...

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Distinct by Design: Breeding Clubroot-Resistant Canola

Posted: Sep 10, 2020

There are three things you need to know about DL Seeds. First, like family-owned BrettYoung, DL Seeds is also in part family-owned (50% to be exact). Second, while these canola plant breeding specialists are headquartered in Morden, Manitoba, they boast two parent companies in Europe and share germplasm, breeding research and knowledge between several continents. Third, and maybe most important, DL Seeds has developed a canola variety with likely the broadest clubroot resistance available to North American farmers today.

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