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Forage Sorghum

The most important decision in any forage program is determining how you want to manage your cattle numbers. Once you know exactly what you want from your cattle, then you can decide what type of forage you would like to grow and select a variety of that particular type.

For most cattlemen in CQ, the use of sweet sorghum x sweet sorghum varieties best fits most situations, especially in larger paddocks. If the forage does get away in good conditions, varieties such as Pioneer's Megasweet produce a tremendous amount  of grain and maintain its palatability through the high sugar content of the stems.

If you have the ability to move high numbers of cattle in & out of paddocks, the highest gains will be achieved by sorghum x sudan grass varieties, which also yield highest for hay production. To achieve the highest gains these varieties need to be kept at no more than 1.5m in height.

Click on the links to the tables & brochures below to help you decide what type & variety of forage will suit your needs.

 

 
   

 

   

    Pioneer Hi-Bred Australia P/L

    2004/2005 Season Forage Sorghum Brochure

                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

          

            Hylan Seeds

            2004/2005 Season Forage Sorghum Brochure

 

 

    Pioneer Hi-Bred Australia P/L

    2005 Season Forage Oats Brochure

 
             
               
   

   
 

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