Fodder Seed

A fairly new way of feeding animals, a fodder system allows the grower to feed the entire plant and roots. The fuller plant provides more nutrition and varies depending on the seed selected.

Fodder Rule of thumb is “2% of the animal’s live body weight of fodder per day.”

Recommended Fodder Seed

Newdale Barley – ASK / 48#


  • Two-row barley
  • High yielding
  • Good resistance to stem rust, surface borne smut, spot blotch and common root rot


Lacey Barley – ASK / 48#

  • Extremely respectable for forage
  • Six-row barley
  • Medium size kernels
  • Good lodging resistance


Tradition Barley  - $15.95 / 48#

  • A NDSU variety
  • Excellent agronomic performance and malt quality
  • Medium maturity, medium-short height and strong straw
  • Semi-smooth awns
  • Six row malting barley


Canadian Forage Peas – $20.95 / 50#

  • This forage type yellow pea is specifically sourced to be blended with a small grain
  • This leafy type pea has many of the same characteristics as the 4010 forage pea
  • Yields are also similar to the 4010 forage peas

Pro Mix I (60% Forage Peas/40% Oats) – $19.95 / 50#

  • Drill approximately 3/4″ deep and seed at 120-150 lbs/acre (less if underseeding legumes).
  • Plan on harvesting 50-60 days after planting.
  • Harvesting when small grain is at the boot stage will provide the best quality. Waiting until milk stage will improve tonnage but decrease quality.
  • Seed as soon as fields are ready to be worked
  • Tests of 20% protein can be had if harvested at the right time

Pro Mix II (60% Forage Peas/40% Barely) – $19.95 / 50#

  • Drill approximately 3/4″ deep and seed at 120-150 lbs/acre (less if underseeding legumes).
  • Plan on harvesting 50-60 days after planting.
  • Harvesting when small grain is at the boot stage will provide the best quality. Waiting until milk stage will improve tonnage but decrease quality.
  • Seed as soon as fields are ready to be worked

Pro Mix III (60% Forage Peas/40% Triticale) – $19.95 / 50#

  • Drill approximately 3/4″ deep and seed at 120-150 lbs/acre (less if underseeding legumes).
  • Plan on harvesting 50-60 days after planting.
  • Harvesting when small grain is at the boot stage will provide the best quality. Waiting until milk stage will improve tonnage but decrease quality.
  • Seed as soon as fields are ready to be worked
  • Protein will range from 15-20%


 

“This is 7 days of growth of Lacey Barley. The Relative Feed Value (RFV) was 167 and was 28.5% protein on a dry matter basis.”

LACEY BARLEY

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