Here are some updates for this year:
Two of the top six Commercial hay entries in the World Forage Superbowl were from the Alforex Hi-Gest 360 Low Lignin Alfalfa variety. Six of the top ten Grass Hay winners were Byron and Kingfisher varieties or blends.
The top five in the Haylage category were all grasses or blends. WL 365 alfalfa had a very good showing, as well as some of the Kingfisher Alfalfas.
These varieties, blends, and similar genetics are what I have included in this catalog.
The winner of the standard corn silage was a Master’s Choice variety. Over the past years, Masters Choice has consistently done very well, so it still remains the choice for corn silage and HM or shell corn for feeding livestock. The rules would not let the Masters Choice compete against the BMR genetics this year. In the past, MC has been close to the BMR varieties.
Kingfisher varieties of Corn are also positioned to be highly digestible starch and fiber for the corn silage varieties, while having a high value price point. I am not afraid of any of these varieties. The plots I have seen looked excellent.
Thank you for your business, and I sincerely hope you have a good growing season.
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- Organic Farming Research Foundation
- UW Wisconsin Forage Resources
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