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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

2021 Forage Guide

Recent BY PLUS notes

Four Insects Hiding in your Canola this Summer (and how to Scout for Them)

Posted: Jul 21, 2021

With John Gavloski

With the combination of extreme heat and drier conditions this year, keeping your canola protected from insects is critical. That’s why we sat down with John Gavloski, Entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Resource Development, to talk about the insects you should be scouting for in your canola this summer, how to identify them and recommendations for dealing with them.

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Three Key Considerations for a Successful Alfalfa Harvest

Posted: Jul 16, 2021

With Bill Jensen

When it comes to harvesting your alfalfa crop, timing is key. Cutting it at the correct time not only helps maximize your yield, but it can also boost the quality and profitability of your crop. Get that timing right and you could have a bumper crop on your hands—get it wrong and the opposite will be true. You need to consider several important factors when it comes to choosing the correct time to harvest alfalfa, says Bill Jensen, a Regional Account Manager for BrettYoung.

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Introducing BrettYoung Corn

Posted: Jul 16, 2021

BrettYoung is adding to their portfolio with a new silage and grazing corn line specifically designed for the needs of Western Canadian cattle grower.  Corn is an important forage crop and as a leading forage supplier we are proud to be able to offer hybrids specially selected for silage and grazing. BrettYoung corn will provide growers leading hybrids with broad adaptability and reliable performance, backed by the BrettYoung service and support growers know and trust.

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