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Full Line of Forage Grasses

Improved grass varieties are an important component of most hay and pasture stands. They add to the productivity, yield, quality and production timing of most mixtures. BrettYoung is continually working with variety developers to offer a complete portfolio of improved varieties of all grass species to meet your specific production needs.

Selecting the right grass for your situation is critical to the successful establishment and management of your hay or pasture stands. Our territory managers are pleased to work with you to make the best choices for your specific needs.

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

GROUP SPECIES/ VARIETY TYPICAL USE PLANT TYPE PRODUCTION PERIOD WINTER HARDINESS
Ryegrass Annual Ryegrass Bigbang Hay & Pasture Basal Mid to Late Summer, Fall Annual
Italian Ryegrass Fabio Hay & Pasture Basal Mid to Late Summer, Fall Biennial
Bromegrass Meadow Fleet Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring - Late Summer Good
Hybrid Bigfoot Hay & Pasture Basal & Elongating Spring - Late Summer Good
Smooth Carlton Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Fescues Creeping Red Boreal Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Meadow Fescue Tored Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
Tall Fescues Riding Brand Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
Cowgirl Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
SWAJ Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Very Good
Orchardgrass AC Killarney Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Trailburst Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Good
Glacier Brand Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Good​
Timothy Catapult Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Summer Very Good to Excellent
Promesse Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Summer Good
Summergraze Hay & pasture Basal Spring - Summer Good to Excellent
Wheatgrass Fairway Crested Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
AC Goliath Crested Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
Intermediate Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
Northern Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Mid Summer Good
Pubescent Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Summer Good
AC Saltlander Hay &
Pasture
Elongating Early Spring - Late Summer Excellent
Slender Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Summer Good
Tall Hay & Pasture Basal Late Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Western Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Fall Excellent
Wildrye Dahurian Wildrye Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Spring - Fall Good
Russian Wildrye Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Early Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Miscellaneous Creeping Foxtail Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Very Good
Kentucky Bluegrass Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Meadow Foxtail Pasture Basal Early Spring - Fall Good
Reed Canarygrass Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Summer Good
Perennial Ryegrass Lactal Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Mid - late Summer, Fall Poor

 

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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