Farm Grass Seed and Information

Forage Use: Grazing Dairy, Beef, Horses, Sheep, Haylage, and Dry Hay

...Forage uses may vary by category...



Grass is essential for a healthy, well balanced TMR. University studies continually re-enforce this point. Moreover, grasses are endorsed by top dairy nutritionists. Grass adds digestible fiber, high in sugars and nutrition, for optimum dietary intake. The dramatic results that grasses have achieved in the World forage Super Bowl for the last few years have confirmed what we, at Byron Seeds, already knew, that grass is essential to a healthy ration. Grass in a TMR makes economic sense. There is no better way to boost herd health, maintain milk production , and to reduce the cost of inputs. Byron Seed LLC has put together grass mixes that work well alone of blended with alfalfas.


Nutritional Benefits of Grass

  1. The NDFd (fiber digestibility) is much higher in grass, (55% - 75%), than in alfalfa, (40% - 55%), even though the actual NDF is higher in grass. This is a result of the grass having more hemicellulose, (5 carbon sugars). Five carbon sugars promote higher butter fat content in milk.
  2. The sugars in high quality grass are very beneficial to the microbes in the cow’s rumen.
  3. Adding grass to cow’s ration helps maintain body condition, herd health and longevity.
  4. The key is to plant late maturing grasses which can be easily harvested in a vegetative state.
  5. The protein in high quality alfalfa degrades so fast that the cow’s liver is overloaded by it. This may cause problems such as ketosis, fatty liver, twisted stomachs, etc. Grass helps prevent this.
  6. Because of the lower fiber digestibility of alfalfa, the energy values are not as high as in grass. This makes for thin cows and reproductive problems.


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AF7101 85 Day
$2.84 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.84
An 85 day BMR forage sorghum. Concep treated...
AF7101 Organic 85 Day
$3.50 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.50
An Organic 85 day BMR forage sorghum. Concep treated...
AF7102 85-95 Day
$3.72 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.72
An 85-95 day BMR forage sorghum...
AF7201 93 Day
$2.76 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.76
A 93 day BMR forage sorghum. Concep treated...
AF7202 90-95 Day
$3.72 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.72
A 90-95 day BMR forage sorghum. Concep treated...
AF7301 108 Day
$2.76 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.76
A 108 day sterile BMR forage sorghum for one cut harvest. Concep treated...
AF7401 104 Day
$3.72 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.72
A 110 day dwarf BMR forage sorghum with excellent standability and yield. Concep treated...
$1.40 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.40
A proven variety BMR6 at a good price...
$1.62 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.62
BMR sorghum sudangrass with improved disease tolerance and regrowth (Replaces Summer Prince)...
$1.78 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.78
A BMR sorghum sudangrass with a much shorter stalk (Replaces Summer Dream)...
$1.62 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.62
Photo period sensitive BMR sorghum sudangrass (Replaces Summer Supreme)...
$1.04 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.04
A photoperiod sensitive high brix variety. Needs 6" of stubble for good regrowth...
$2.16 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.16
The first BMR6 Sudan. Bred for fast drydown and quick recovery. Highest quality, great for dairy TMR..
AS9301 Organic
$3.10 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.10
The first BMR6 Sudan. Bred for fast drydown and quick recovery...
$2.20 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.20
Alta Seeds AS9302 Sorghum Sudan from Byron Seeds is a brachytic dwarf gene BMR6 hybrid with a dry stalk. ..
$3.85 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.85
Very late heading. Super leafy, Very fast establishing with density...
$3.15 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.15
Baraula is a high-yielding, very late maturing orchardgrass variety. Baraula exhibits a high leaf-to-stem ratio, high palatability and digestibility. With its late maturity, Baraula is the orchardgrass ..
Barderby Bluegrass
$3.25 /lb.
Ex Tax: $3.25
New forage-type bluegrass from Barenbrug...
$2.94 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.94
A fine, soft leaf, palatable tall fescue. Quick to establish. Great for grazing. Good digestibility...
$1.50 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.50
BarExcel Orchardgrass Seed from Barenbrug Seeds is an intermediate maturing variety with superior dry matter production with excellent palatability...
$1.40 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.40
Leafy tetraploid. High quality, high sugars...
$2.63 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.63
Late maturity, good persistence, winter hardy & palatable. Good rust resistance, likes heavy soils...
$4.32 /lb.
Ex Tax: $4.32
Barfleo is a late maturing Timothy with very high yield, popular with growers in Europe, who select it for its high performance and strong range of characteristics. Barfleo has performed well in trials ..
$1.50 /lb.
Ex Tax: $1.50
Very late maturing when it is in its negetative stage alfalfa is ready to cut, maximizing tonnage per field...
$2.65 /lb.
Ex Tax: $2.65
Very high yields, late maturing (approx. 7-10 days later than common orchardgrass). High digestibility...