Forage &
Cover Crops

Elite Forage selected for the Green Hills of Missouri.
Seventy percent of our customers responded on a recent survey that they raise cattle, so we know that quality forage is important to the area that we service. Keeping cropland “green” with cover crop and rotational strategies to convert sunlight into forage is profitable for your livestock operation and great for your soil! We make every attempt to keep the following items in stock with the exception of novel endophyte fescue.

Aerial Grazing Mixes
  • High Germ, Quality Seed
  • Specially Blended for Aerial Seeding
Alfalfa - Optimum 4.2
  • 35/35 on the disease rating index
  • Best winter hardiness score available
  • Resistant to stem nematode
Alfalfa - Resolute
  • Economical
  • Ideal for forage mixtures
  • Ideal for short duration stands
Annual Ryegrass - DH-3
  • Consistent forage yield throughout season
  • Improved cold tolerance
  • Quick establishment
Bromegrass - Peak
  • Highly platable
  • Superior vigor
  • Quick recovery after cutting
Bromegrass - Smooth
  • Hay and pasture
  • Spreads through rhizomes
  • 80% of production from first cutting
Cereal Rye
  • Most winter hardy cover crop
  • Excellent spring haylage or grazing
  • 56# bag or 40 unit MB
Clover - Crimson
  • N producing cover crop
  • Fast growing annual
  • Easy to terminate
Clover - Medium Red
  • Short lived
  • Good for short rotations
  • Economical
Clover - Pinnacle Ladino
  • High forage yields
  • Ideal for pastures
  • Drought tolerant
Fescue - BarOptima Plus E34 Tall Fescue
  • Safe for cattle
  • Healthy reproduction
  • Stress-free management
Hairy Vetch - Purple Bounty
  • Winterhardy
  • Ability to fix large quantities of nitrogen
  • Provides a wee suppressing mulch for no-till corn and other crops
  • Spring forage or fall cover crop
  • Grown in central illinois
  • 48# bags for 40 unit MB
Orchardgrass - Extend
  • Superior yield
  • Increased stand persistence
  • Excellent plant vigor
Radish - Eco-Till
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Improves nutrient cycling
  • Superior deep penetrating taproot
  • High yielding brassica
  • Can overwinter
  • High forage quality
Silo Pro BMR 6 Dwarf Silage
  • Good Standibility
  • Good for dryland or irrigated ground
  • Anthracnose resistant
Sweet Six BMR Dry Stalk
  • Rapid growing; Maturity in 40-60 days
  • 3-5% lower moisture
  • Early Vigor; Good nutritional quality
Trileaf III Pearl Millet
  • Disease and Insect Resistant
  • Early Maturity
  • Excellent regrowth
Turnips - Purple Top
  • Economical
  • Ideal for cover crop
  • Easy to establish