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Annual Forages

Annual forages are commonly used for hay, silage or pasture to compliment perennial forage production, or use as emergency feed.

Click on the species/variety list below or use the right-side menu for more details.

Group Variety Features
Sillage/ Grazing/ Greenfeed Sorghum Sudangrass

• Triazine tolerant
• High yields


• Very good for swath grazing
• Prefers warm growing conditions

Grazing/ Cover Crop Forage Radish

• In season and late season grazing
• Soil improvement


• In season and late season grazing
• Prefers cool growing conditions

Pea/Oat Forage Mixture Sprint Maxx

• Superior forage yield
• Excellent forage quality

Pea/Triticale Forage Mix Tripper Maxx

• Superior forage yield
• Excellent forage quality


Recent BY PLUS notes

Forage and Turf Seed Production Market Update

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.

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Growing Annual Ryegrass for More than Forage

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

With Scott Davie

Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.

However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.

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