If you are looking for a quick growing source of high crude protein fodder then put forage peas on your shortlist. Apart from producing a very palatable high protein feed the crop fixes its own nitrogen. Forage peas are very flexible – the crop can be big baled, ensiled in a clamp, or grazed in-situ and it provides a sound foundation in an arable silage mixture.
Winter triticale provides a high-yielding early maturing alternative to spring triticale for short-season areas of the prairie provinces. Varieties such as Pika and Bobcat are similar in winter hardiness to the best winter wheats but are less hardy than fall rye. Pika and Bobcat are the only suitable varieties for use in Western Canada at present. Consequently, winter triticale is best adapted for seed production in the Brown soil zone of southern Alberta and in higher snowfall areas such as the Black soil zones of the prairies. In areas where winter triticale is well adapted, yields exceed those of winter wheat by as much as 10 to 20 percent.
Drought tolerance is the primary advantage that spring triticales have over other spring cereal crops. Under dryland conditions, spring triticales are a valuable alternative to feed barley and oats. Spring triticale has a 5 to 19 percent yield advantage over CPS wheat and as much as 30% over CWRS wheat. This advantage is most apparent in areas with longer growing seasons. Spring triticale cultivars need a longer growing season because they mature more slowly than CPS wheat. Triticale is best adapted to the Brown soil zones of Alberta, Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba.
Fall rye is the most productive of the cereal grain crops under conditions of low temperature, low fertility and drought. However, rye does well when fertilized and on practically all soil types. Because of its fall establishment and cold tolerance, it can be used effectively to control wind erosion on light, sandy soils during fall, winter and early spring.
80/20 Silage Mix
A mixture of 80% Sundre or Austen son barley and 20% forage peas. Produce high protein, high energy feed for dairy and beef cattle
Popular in the Cariboo and Northern BC, this mixture produce high yields of high quality forage.
Western Canada’s preferred forage oat, known for its high total plant yield and suitability for silage or hay.
AC Foremost Spring Wheat
High yielding, semi-dwarf spring wheat with a very good combination of grain yield and lodging resistance.
Western Canada’s preferred malting barley.
CDC Buteo Winter Wheat
Semi-dwarf winter wheat with exceptional grain yield and quality. In the Okanagan we suggest seed treatment with Dividend to combat Dwarf Bunt.
A 6-row, smooth awn feed barley known for high total plant yields.
Very high yielding 2-row barley with very good resistance to lodging. Excellent dual purpose barley.
153 Mile Fertilizer
Williams Lake, BC