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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

Harvest Timing

Posted: Aug 16, 2022

If you don’t already have crops being harvested, you’re likely keeping a close eye on your fields to decide when to start. Just like any other crop, timing of when you start harvesting your canola can have big impacts on yield and quality, here are a few things to keep in mind as you watch your crops progress this fall.

The first decision to make is whether you will be harvesting or swathing a crop. This is largely influenced by hybrid– if you have seeded canola with pod shatter protection, such as a Pod DefendR hybrid, you may be able to leave these fields out to straight cut.

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Scouting For Blackleg in Canola

Posted: Aug 16, 2022

Disease surveying in the fall is one of those tasks many of us drag our feet on. Nothing can be done that late in the season to protect the crop from damage, so why survey? The value of surveying is to assess your current management practices and hybrid selections to help make better-informed decisions that will maximize yield potential in future years.

For a disease like blackleg, the canola crop may not show visible signs of damage. Only after disease surveying may the true level of blackleg damage be determined, along with the bushels lost to the disease.

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