Annual Forages

Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrid (Sweething)

A fast growing, highly palatable hybrid. It is widely adaptable and dependable to produce good quality forage in varying conditions. Sweething is well-suited for greenchop or haylage, and an excellent cover crop. Sweething produces a sweet, leafy, fine stemmed plant for high value feed. For maximum production with multiple cuttings, take the first cut when the plants are approximately 36 inches in height.

Sorghum-Sudangrass BMR (Sweething)

Brown MidRib Hybrid Sorghum-Sudangrass for Grazing, Hay, and Silage.

This multipurpose hybrid offers tremendous flexibility to producers. When used as a direct pasture forage, BMR Sweething is exceptionally palatable and livestock tend to utilize more of the entire plant. Quality and production of regrowth are adequate for both rotational grazing and hay production. This hybrid also produces an excellent yielding silage crop with a high grain-to-stover ratio. Sorghum Sudan

The Brown Midrib gene reduces the Lignin content in this hybrid, for increased fiber digestion in livestock. With the nearly 20% increased feed value, increased palatability, increased tonnage and leafiness this is the choice of cattlemen.

BMR Sweetthing adds an exciting new concept and form to sorghum-sudangrass forage hybrid. Because of the BMR trait, improved quality of the forage is attained with direct results of significant increases in animal gain. This hybrid has demonstrated the ability to increase both meat and milk production dramatically, resulting in a greater profit per acre of pasture.

BMR Brown Mid-Rib Sweething Hybrid Sorghum Sudangrass has exceptional palatability and significant reductions of Lignin content in the plant do to the BMR gene. Lignin is the component of the plant cell walls that is the primary limiting factor in the digestion of forage fiber. With the reduction of Lignin the digestibility of the plant increases dramatically. With the increased digestibility comes increased efficiency and therefore increased profitability. Add to this higher palatability and BMR Sweething Hybrid Sorghum Sudangrass is the product of choice in sorghum sudangrass.

This hybrid BMR sorghum-sudangrass has slightly larger and wider leaves than most conventional sorghum-sudangrass varieties. It also has significant brown-midrib expression, medium stem size, and white tannin-free seeds.

Forage Sorghum Hybrid BMR (Sweetie)

A Full Season Brown Midrib Forage Sorghum for Pasture, Silage or Hay.

This is the cattleman’s newest premier hybrid. Its exceptional sweetness and the fact that it is brown midrib makes BMR Sweetie a cut above the rest.

BMR Sweetie has larger stems than sorghum sudangrass hybrids, resulting in excellent resistance to lodging. It also retains its large dark green leaves throughout the growing season. BMR Sweetie is partially sterile, thereby not producing significant amounts of grain. This causes a substantial build-up of non-structural carbohydrates (sugars) in the stem and leaves. Consequently, the entire plant is more palatable to cattle than many conventional hybrids.

Whether used as summer pasture, hay or left for a winter graze-out program, this BMR hybrid will provide significant increases in animal gain over conventional forage sorghums.

Forage Sorghum (Sweetie)

Unique among forages, Sweetie Hybrid Sterile Forage offers a "cane type" forage with sweet stalks and nutritious leaves that livestock relish. This prolific growing sorgo with lush green broad leaves, sugar-sweet stalks, medium maturing forage has become a favorite sweet forage. It ranks high as silage, and is preferred for "standing hay." It makes excellent hay if cut early before stalks get too heavy. Sweetie provides prolonged pasturing often in to late fall. Regrowth for multiple harvest is good. When cut in early stages, it will regrow if moisture and fertility are adequate and weather permits. 

Sudangrass (Piper)

Popular for annual hay and late summer pasture. This annual forage is low in prussic acid content and has good drought and disease tolerance. Piper is a Wisconsin release that has good regrowth after pasturing and is the leading sudangrass hybrid. 

Hybrid Pearl Millet

A high-yielding Pearl Millet Hybrid recommended for greenchop, grazing or hay. Our Hybrid Pearl Millet has a massive root system, which enables it to stand up to heat and drought, particularly on light soils. It shows good tolerance to leaf and stem diseases, and produces well on low pH soils with low fertility. Hybrid Pearl Millet has no prussic acid, and is recommended for both horses and cattle.

Foxtail Millet

Siberian Foxtail Millet

Siberian Foxtail Millet is the most commonly grown hay millet in the upper Midwest. Siberian is an early maturing hay millet, ready for harvesting 55 to 65 days after planting. Siberian is extremely hardy and drought tolerant, making excellent quality hay. It is not recommended for horses, after heading.

German Foxtail Millet

A longer season type than Siberian, it’s ready to harvest 65 to 70 days after planting. German Millet is taller with a coarser stem than Siberian. German Millet can produce more forage than Siberian, and because of its increased stem size, takes better management than other foxtail millets. It is not recommended for horses, after heading.

Agassiz Brand Pea-Barley Mix

This blend of 60% peas and 40% forage barley is designed for the producer needing high protein feed. To maximize both protein and tonnage, plant in early spring and cut when the barley reaches the boot stage.

Agassiz Brand Pea-Oat Mix

This high quality, high-yielding blend contains 60 percent peas and 40 percent oats, blended specifically for forage production in the upper Midwest. This excellent forage producer delivers high protein, and palatable forage for livestock. For best results, plant early and harvest when the oats reach boot stage, approximately 65 to 80 days after planting.

Silage Corn

Picker silage corn is a dual-purpose blend of three-way and single-cross hybrids. It was developed specifically as either a silage corn or grain corn. The extended pollination period of these blended varieties gives very good grain yields, even in dry conditions. It has an excellent grain to forage ratio with tall, leafy plants, which makes this the ideal choice for silage.