Forage and Lawn Seed Sale | Crop Production Services | UFA Co-operative Ltd.

Forage, Range & Pasture

< Back

Count on our local advice and experience to choose the forage seed and range and pasture products that are right for you and your farm. Our 2020 Forage | Corn | Range & Pasture Guide contains full analysis on the top mixes and hybrid varieties we offer as well as herbicide solutions for weed and brush control in your pastures.


FORAGE

We are proud to offer both ProStock™ and DLF Pickseed® forage varieties this year.

Prostock

ProStock

Forage Mixes

Alfalfa

Pickseed

Pickseed

Forage Mixes

Legumes - Clover & Trefoil

Legumes - Alfalfa

Grasses

ProStock™

ProStock™

Pickseed

Pickseed

Pickseed

Pickseed

Close Panel

VALUE-ADDED FORAGE MIXES

ProStock™ HM Pasture Mix

40% Fleet Meadow Brome

20% Yukon Tall Fescue

20% WH Orchardgrass

15% Cicer Milkvetch

5% Titan Timothy

Features:

  • Bloat-free blend with 15% Cicer Milkvetch for the higher moisture areas of the province
  • Combination of Meadow Brome and Orchardgrass combined with limited timothy for a high quality forage program
  • Well suited to hay or pasture production
ProStock™ HM Hay Blend

70% Cornerstone Alfalfa

15% Carlton Smooth Bromegrass

15% Yukon Tall Fescue

Features:

  • Blend of 70% multifoliate alfalfa and 30% grass, blended for a high-quality forage offering
  • Excellent for a 2 or 3 cut system and adapted to the mid- to high-moisture areas of the province in addition to irrigation
  • Quick regrowth on the Cornerstone Alfalfa allows for the grasses to be vegetative when harvested
ProStock™ DL Pasture Mix

40% Fleet Meadow Brome

25% Yukon Tall Fescue

15% Kirk Crested WH

10% Runner Alfalfa

10% Intermediate WH

Features:

  • Blend designed for the drier regions of Alberta
  • Combined performance of Meadow Brome, Kirk Crested Wheat, Orchardgrass and Intermediate Wheat Grass for more season-long forage production
  • 10% of a creeping rooting alfalfa added for nitrogen fixation and to enhance the palatability
  • Well-suited to hay or pasture production
ProStock™ DL Hay Blend

45% ProStock Hay Choice Blend Alfalfa

20% Carlton Smooth Brome

20% Yukon Tall Fescue

15% Kirk Crested WG

Features:

  • Blend of ProStock Choice Alfalfa Blend combined with 55% grass for maximum production under mid- to dry-moisture conditions
  • Utilize 15% Crested Wheat for early growth with Smooth Brome and Orchardgrass for enhanced palatability
  • Great blend for range cows for a winter feeding program
ProStock™ Low Area Blend

20% Titan Timothy

35% Yukon Tall Fescue

35% Carlton Smooth Brome

10% Reed Canary Grass

Features:

  • Combination of grasses that are wet tolerant
  • Persistent blend to advance grass growth in wet areas and reduce moisture levels
  • Ability to grow in standing water or areas which are flooding and moist for a short period
ProStock™ Extender Forage

25% Italian Annual Ryegrass

20% Proso Millet

15% Purple Top Turnips

15% Vivant Forage Brassica

15% Hairy Vetch

10% Kale

Features:

  • Blend of annual forages for swath grazing
  • Opportunity to double crop under irrigation after a silage crop
  • Seed this blend in combination with an annual cereal crop
  • Excellent source of nutrition for late-fall and early-winter grazing
ProStock™ Saline Area Blend

30% Yukon Tall Fescue

25% Dahurian Wild Rye

10% Tall Wheatgrass

25% Carlton Smooth Brome

10% Slender Wheatgrass

Features:

  • Blend of five saline tolerant grass species
  • Formulated for varied EC levels in your fields
  • Excellent blend for stimulating grass production and reducing saline levels in a discharge area
ProStock™ Soil Builder

20% Driller Brand Radish

20% Purple Top Turnip

20% Forage Rape

25% Berseem Clover

15% Crimson Clover

Features:

  • Annual species to build soil aggregate structure
  • Clover inclusion to add in building nitrogen levels in the soil profile
  • Great blend to build soil armor and increase organic matter
  • Seed into planned rest areas or as a double crop after silage

ALFALFA

CORNERSTONE 14 lbs/acre 1131890

  • Tap rooted variety with extreme drought tolerance
  • Fine-stemmed multifoliate variety with high palatability
  • Fall dormancy 4 with excellent yield and can be used in a 3 to 4 cut system
  • More suited for the higher moisture areas or irrigation
  • Dairy Potential

CHOICE BLEND 10 lbs/acre 1131889

  • A blend of trifoliate, multifoliate and creeping root characteristics
  • Blended variety for performance and value
  • Strong traits for winter hardiness and fall dormancy blend from 2 to 4
  • Well suited for the drier areas of the province or even 1 cut systems

MULTIFOLATE MIX 12 lbs/acre 1133470

  • High Multifolate Expression with great regrowth
  • Superior disease resistance package
  • Winter hardy with a fall dormancy rating of 3
  • Makes a great addition to a grass blend or a straight alfalfa stand

MEADOWVIEW 12 lbs/acre 1133505

  • New acid tolerant alfalfa for soil pH of 4.5 to 6
  • Deeply set crown structure with a strong disease package
  • Excellent winter hardiness rating with strong regrowth after cutting
  • Intended for the Foothills and the Peace regions of Alberta

VALUE-ADDED FORAGE MIXES

ProStock™ HM Pasture Mix

40% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

15% Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

15% AC Grazeland Br Alfalfa

15% Carnival Tall Fescue

8% Dahurian Wildrye

7% Slender Wheatgrass

Seed at 6.5 kg/14 lb per acre

Ideal grassland pasture. Quick regrowth, good drought tolerance and season long growth. Built for Beef!

Pickseed HayGraze

60% AC Grazeland Br Alfalfa

30% AC Success Hybrid Bromegrass

10% Athos Orchardgrass

Seed at 6 kg/13 lb per acre

Rapid regrowth and great quality. Use as multi-cut hay and still have extra to graze in the fall.

Pickseed Stockmans

35% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

20% Athos Orchardgrass

20% Oxley II Cicer Milkvetch

10% Carnival Tall Fescue

10% Polim Perennial Ryegrass

5% Richmond Timothy

Seed at 6.5 kg/14 lb per acre

Widely adaptable. A well balanced mixture. non-bloating Cicer Milkvetch utilized to increase quality.

Pickseed HayGraze Dry

50% AC Grazeland Br Alfalfa

40% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

10% Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

Seed at 5 kg/13 lb per acre

Obtain superior yield and quality in drier conditions without sacrificing bloat safety.

Pickseed PasturePro

30% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

20% AC Grazeland Br Alfalfa

15% Athos Orchardgrass

10% Carnival Tall Fescue

10% Polim Perennial Ryegrass

10% Mahulena Festulolium

5% Richmond Timothy

Seed at 5.5 kg/13 lb per acre

Widely adaptable. Highest yielding pasture blend. Season long performance. Designed for maximum growth.

Pickseed Horsemans

35% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

20% Forage type Kentucky Bluegrass

20% Athos Orchardgrass

15% Richmond Timothy

10% Polim Perennial Ryegrass

Seed at 7 kg/15 lb per acre

Well balanced. Stands up well to heavy grazing. Excellent Spring, Summer and Fall growth. Adaptable and suitable for all acreage ruminants.

Pickseed RangePro

50% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

10% Fairway Crested Wheatgrass

10% Athos Orchardgrass

10% Carnival Tall Fescue

10% Mahulena Festulolium

5% Richmond Timothy

5% Swift Russian Wildrye

Seed at 6.5 kg/14 lb per acre

Long-term pasture with no legume. Adapted to the drier areas of the Prairies.

Pickseed DairyPro

90% Vision Alfalfa

10% Richmond Timothy

Seed at 5 kg/12 lb per acre

Highest quality hay. Custom designed for dairy production needs.

Pickseed SaltPro

20% Radisson Smooth Bromegrass

20% Tall Wheatgrass

15% Dahurian Wildrye

15% Slender Wheatgrass

10% Carnival Tall Fescue

10% Assalt ST Alfalfa

10% Norgold Sweet Clover

Seed at 6 kg/14 lb per acre

Formulated for salinity prone pastures.

Pickseed HayPro T5

80% Vision Alfalfa

15% Athos Orchardgrass

5% Richmond Timothy

Seed at 5.5 kg/12 lb per acre

Rapid establishment with great persistence. Very adaptable.

Pickseed Drylands

40% MBA Meadow Bromegrass

20% Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

20% Pubescent Wheatgrass

10% Dahurian Wild Ryegrass

10% PICKSEED 3006 Alfalfa

Seed at 6.5 kg/14 lb per acre

Use for long term production Excellent persistence season-long growth.

Pickseed HayPro T10

60% WestStar Alfalfa Blend

30% AC Success Hybrid Bromegrass

10% Richmond Timothy

Seed at 6 kg/13 lb per acre

Highest yielding for regular rotations. Extremely adaptable with multiple disease resistance.

Pickseed Lowlands

30% Meadow Foxtail

25% Carnival Tall Fescue

15% Richmond Timothy

10% Boreal Creeping Red Fescue

10% Bellevue Reed Canarygrass

10% Dawn Alsike Clover

Seed at 6 kg/14 lb per acre

Use for long-term production Excellent persistence season-long growth

Pickseed HayPro Dry

40% Radisson Smooth Bromegrass

30% Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

30% PICKSEED 3006 Alfalfa

Seed at 7 kg/15 lb per acre

Well suited for dry sandy soils. Great for single-cut hay systems that require fall grazing.

Legumes - Clover & Trefoil

RENEGADE

Red Clover

  • Multi-cut, diploid variety
  • Excellent forage yield
  • Improved disease & insect resistance
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Early flowering

ALTASWEDE 1126952

Red Clover

  • Multi-cut variety
  • Very good forage quality
  • Excellent companion for alfalfa
  • Rapid establishment
  • Late flowering

CRESCENDO

Ladino White Clover

  • Vigorous, large leaved variety
  • Good forage yield
  • Grazing tolerant
  • Good winter hardiness
  • Erect growth

BELLE 1126951

Red Clover

  • Multi-cut, diploid variety
  • Very good forage yield
  • Improved disease & insect resistance
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Medium flowering

BULL 1130523

Birdsfoot Trefoil

  • Good stress & grazing tolerance
  • Good forage yield
  • Non-bloating legume
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Excellent forage quality

Legumes - Alfalfa

INSTINCT 1126948

  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Highly resistant to Aphanomyces Race 1 & 2
  • Excellent forage yield
  • Improved forage quality
  • Very high multifoliate leaf expression

VISION 1104555

  • Excellent forage yield
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Improved forage quality
  • Very high multifoliate leaf expression
  • Very fast regrowth

PICKSEED 2065MF 534194

  • Very fast regrowth
  • Very good forage yield
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Improved forage quality
  • Very high multifoliate leaf expression

ABLE 946230

  • Partially creeping rooted
  • Very good winter hardiness
  • Adaptable to many different soil conditions
  • Good forage yield
  • Good forage quality

ASSALT ST 1104557

  • Tolerant to low pH soils
  • Adaptable to many different soil conditions
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Good forage yield
  • Good forage quality

WESTSTAR BLEND 539545

  • High quality blend of alfalfa varieties
  • Good forage quality
  • Multifoliate expression
  • Adaptable to many different soil conditions
  • Good forage yield

AC® GRAZELAND BR 840077

  • Bloat reduced variety
  • Very good forage quality
  • Good disease resistance
  • Good regrowth
  • Good forage yield

PICKSEED 3006 171600

  • Creeping rooted
  • Multifoliate leaf expression
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Good forage yield
  • Good forage quality

Grasses

RICHMOND 482837

Timothy

  • Very good forage quality
  • Early maturity
  • Very good forage yield
  • Very good spring vigour
  • Very good winter hardiness

TOWER

Tall Fescue

  • Late maturity
  • Soft leaf provides very good forage quality
  • Endophyte free
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Very good stress tolerance

MAHULENA 1130524

Festulolium (Fescue Type)

  • Tall Fescue X Perennial Ryegrass
  • Late maturity & excellent forage yield
  • Very good forage quality
  • Endophyte free
  • Very good stress tolerance & persistence

COMTAL 854383

Timothy

  • Late maturity
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Very good forage yield
  • Good forage quality
  • Very good winter hardiness

SAVORY 1126959

Tall Fescue

  • Medium-late maturity
  • Soft leaf provides very good forage quality
  • Endophyte free
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Very good stress tolerance

MBA 1126949

Bromegrass

  • Excellent forage yield
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Early spring growth
  • Good forage quality
  • Good seasonal growth pattern

RADISSON 1130526

Bromegrass

  • Excellent forage quality
  • Very good winter hardiness
  • Early spring growth
  • Good forage yield
  • Good seasonal growth pattern

ENDURANCE 1126972

Orchardgrass

  • Medium-late maturity
  • Very good forage yield
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Very good seasonal growth pattern

ECHELON 1126971

Orchardgrass

  • Very late maturity
  • Very good forage yield
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Very good seasonal growth pattern

FIRKIN 1126974

(Italian) Ryegrass

  • Excellent forage quality, tetraploid
  • Excellent forage yield in seeding year
  • Will not set seed in seeding year
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Excellent seasonal growth pattern

BELLEVUE 704759

Reed Canarygrass

  • Excellent stress tolerance
  • Low alkaloid content improved forage quality
  • Very good forage yield
  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Very good seasonal growth pattern

MATHILDE

Perennial Ryegrass

  • Excellent forage quality, tetraploid
  • Improved winter hardiness
  • Improved forage yield
  • Very dense growth habit
  • Late maturity

Tips from the Field

Good Establishment is key

Soil Testing

Forage testing

Good Establishment is Key

To get the most out of a forage stand that may be an important feed source for livestock for several years, a strong establishment is key to success.

The cost of good quality seeds and other inputs can add up, so protect that investment with some important production practices as you prepare to put seed in the ground.

Wet or dry conditions may cause a challenge for getting a good forage establishment. Proper practices apply no matter what your growing conditions.

  • Use good quality seed that tests high for germination.
  • Seed into a clean, weed-free field. Especially under dry conditions, “exceptional weed control” is vital.
  • Seed into a firm (ideally moist) seed bed to ensure proper seed-to-soil contact
  • Seed shallow. Ideally the typically small forage seeds should be place no deeper than in the top quarter inch of soil.
  • Apply proper fertility. Have soil samples from the field analyzed and apply proper fertility as recommended for forage crops.

Soil Testing

Cost-effective forage production for beef cattle nutrition requires a two-step process: 1. providing the appropriate nutrients to feed the plant to optimize its growth, and 2. feeding that plant to the animal to optimize their growth.

Both soil and forage play an important role in your success, which is why both soil and forage testing are critical.

Soil Testing – soil testing and analysis provide an accurate picture of the nutrients available in the soil. Testing allows you to make the most of every acre by identifying nutrient deficiencies and the precise calculation of nutrient rates for increased yields and savings. Soil testing also helps ensure the efficient use of resources – water, fertilizer and input costs.

Soil testing is a process where Soil elements are measured for their “plant available” content. Based on your soil test, you should be prepared to add nutrients to enhance pastures and healthier forage.

WHY SOIL TESTING?

  1. to optimize forage and crop production
  2. to improve the soil’s nutritional balance
  3. to save money and conserve energy by applying only the the optimal amount of fertilizer
  4. to aid in the diagnosis of plant culture problems
  5. to ensure best practices in land stewardship and sustainability by avoiding contamination caused by runoff and leaching of excess fertilizers

Forage Testing

Forage testing is an essential tool to evaluate feed quality. As feed is the major input cost in cattle production, taking a sample will give you an accurate assessment of your pasture and forage health, allowing you to make best management decisions based on what nutrients are available.

Forage testing allows us to:

  • Balance rations
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve performance and profits
  • Provide an accurate picture of what the current status of forage nutrient density
  • Improve future crop management if present forage quality is unsatisfactory
  • Help evaluate the value of the plant material as a nutrient source and help determine equitable prices for feedstuffs based on nutritive value
Why Should I Test my Forage Crop?

The most important information that a feed test provides is an accurate report card of the crop’s protein, energy and fibre.

A basic forage analysis will:

  • List the moisture content of the forage crop
  • Reveal energy as total digestible nutrients (TDN), net energy (NE) and/or digestible energy (DE)
  • Provide insights into crude protein values, as well as calcium and phosphorus and magnesium and potassium

Testing forages puts savings in your pocket and leads to using fewer bales of hay mixed with lower quality forages.

2020 Forage Guide

Guides