Seeding Rate

Rebound 6XT Alfalfa (Tap Root Multifoliate)

An aggressive alfalfa with very early spring growth and rapid regrowth best suited for 4 or 5 cut haylage systems. This fast growth produces high yields with excellent digestibility producing more milk per acre than traditional varieties.  Very winter hardy (Rating 1.5) with excellent disease resistance including Aphanomyces Root Rot (Races 1 & 2) making it withstand wet soil.  Count on Rebound 6XT coated with GroZone® to give you reliable results for years.

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18-20 lbs. per acre

Escalade BR Alfalfa (Branch Rooted) 

Has a lateral branch root that grows well in lowland conditions and variable soils. Escalade BR has a high resistance to heaving. Available for use in fields with more variability or heavier clay. The roots can branch out if they encounter wetter conditions that would affect the long term survivability of most tap root varieties. 


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18-20 lbs. per acre

Alfalfa Branch Rooted

Revive Brand Alfalfa (Sunken Crown)

Sunken Crown to protect from close grazing and wheel traffic. Used for hay or pasture.

18-20 lbs. per acre

TH2 MF Alfalfa (Multifoliate)

Key characteristics are high multi-foliate expression, rapid regrowth and very good winter survival.

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18-20 lbs. per acre

SS Supreme Alfalfa Brands

Merit Brand Alfalfa Combine Alfalfa Root Alfalfa Combine

Anchor Brand Alfalfa (Branch Rooted)

A branch rooted alfalfa that can perform better than conventional varieties on heavier soils or imperfectly drained sites. Medium maturity, excellent disease resistance and winter survival make for a durable, long lasting stand.

18-20 lbs. per acre

Lightning Brand Alfalfa (Multifoliate/Tap Root)

A great choice for multi-cut haylage systems. Early maturity, excellent disease resistance, fast regrowth and winter survival combine for high yielding, consistent production. A multifoliate variety with a tap root. 

18-20 lbs. per acre

Merit Brand Alfalfa (Branch Rooted/Multifoliate)

An economical and dependable blend of 4 different alfalfas suited for success across a variety of conditions and geographies. Blended by Speare Seeds, Merit Brand Alfalfa provides an excellent combination of multifoliate expression, high forage yield and a branch rooted variety to tolerate variable soils.

18-20 lbs. per acre

Nitragin® Gold Alfalfa & Sweet Clover Inoculant

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria for alfalfa and sweet clover. OMRI listed.


*Please note: Alfalfa inoculant will be shipped with all orders of straight alfalfa at an additional cost.





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Climax Timothy (Late Maturity)

Proven late maturing timothy. Well adapted to varying soils and moisture conditions.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

Sunrise Brand Timothy (Early Maturity)

Winter hardy, early maturing timothy ideal for use in 3 to 5 cut management programs for hay or silage.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

Sunset II Brand Timothy (Very Late Maturity)

Late maturing, high yielding and improved summer performance.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

Tuukka Timothy (Medium Maturity)

Superior ratings on a percentage of leaf-to-stem ration, Tuukka has the most desired trait of quick regrowth. It will provide season-long production of nutritious forage even in the secon, third and fourth cuttings when the alfalfa growth is not so overwhelming.  Tuukka's maturity is general 2-3 days earlier than Climax.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre



Seeding Rate

Global Double Cut Red Clover

A high-yielding double cut clover, Global is a variety ideal for perennial forage production, healthy and rich in protein.  Exhibits early spring growth and abundant regrowth after harvest which improves the overall life of the stand.

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Alone: 22 lbs. per acre

Double Cut Red Clover

Short-lived perennial legume used primarily for hay, haylage and plowdown. Red Clover is a bloating legume; use with caution in a pasture mix.

Alone: 8-12 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-4 lbs. per acre

Single Cut Red Clover

Short-lived, late maturing, bi-annual legume with high nitrogen fixing potential.

Alone: 8-12 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-4 lbs. per acre

50/50 DC/SC Red Clover Mixture

A short lived, high nitrogen producing crop designed for frost seeding into winter wheat or underseeding into mixed grain. The deep rooted Single Cut mixed with the vigorous top growth produced by the Double Cut makes a perfect plough down crop.

Alone: 8-12 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-4 lbs. per acre

Alsike Clover

Especially well adapted to cool climates and wet soils. Does well on soils that are too acidic for red clover and tolerates more alkalinity than most other clovers. Excellent winter hardiness. Flood tolerance 7-14 days. WARNING:  Alsike Clover should not be used in Horse Hay or Horse Pasture Mixtures.

Alone: 6-8 lbs.
In Mixes: 1-2 lbs. per acre

Alsike Clover

Frosty Berseem Clover

An annual clover that is best used for haylage or grazing. Low risk of bloat and can be cut or grazed multiple times throughout the season. Frosty has a high cold tolerance and can survive down to -15° C. Planting in mid-spring to early summer to get the most growth throughout the year is ideal. Oats make a good companion species for feed. Frosty can also be added to a cover crop mix being planted in early summer. Will tolerate waterlogged soils better than alfalfa. Frosty is coated and pre-inoculated. 

Alone: 15 lbs.
In Mixes: 4-7 lbs. per acre

Crimson Clover

Usually planted in the late summer. Can be used in pasture, hay, organic farming, pollinator enhancement, silage mixes, as a winter cover for soil protection or green manure crop for soil improvement.

Alone: 12-18 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

Mainly used for plowdown with its deep taproot. A bi-annual species. More heat and drought resistant than alfalfa. Excellent source of nectar and pollen for bees.  WARNING:  Caution and proper management should be taken if using Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover for pasturing or in hay blends.

Alone: 12-16 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre

Bombus White Clover 

A large leaved white clover variety with tall vigorous growth achieving excellent yield.  Extremely winter hardy and grazing tolerant makes it an excellent legume to combine with grasses for a highly palatable and nutritive pasture.  Performs well in a range of soil including lower ph and poorly drained soil conditions.  


In Mixes: 2-4 lbs. per acre

Ladino Clover

Tall growing, branch rooted, high yielding, winter-hardy variety. Branched root secures the plant in the ground to prevent heaving when freezing and thawing occur. Best used in hay mixes.

In Mixes: 1-2 lbs. per acre

Huia White Clover

A medium leaf, shorter white clover ideal for permanent pasture and ground cover mixes.  Pedigreed variety with consistent growth, high yield while maintaining its quality better than grasses throughout the growing season.  Low bloat risk and safe for all livestock, especially sheep and horses.

In Mixes: 2-3 lbs.per acre

White Clover

A persistent, shorter growing clover that is commonly used in long term pasture blends as it will reseed itself and is adapted to intense low grazing. It is also utilized for ground cover, weed suppression and overseeding into thinning pastures to improve forage yields and quality.

In Mixes: 1-2 lbs.per acre

White Clover

Fixation Balansa Clover

A small seeded annual that can be used for forage or as a cover crop. FIXatioN can tolerate a wide range of soil types and growing conditions; it is known to withstand very cold temperatures. Quick to germinate, and then top growth slows as it begins to form a rosette and deep tap root. Works best if allowed to over winter and can produce large amounts of nitrogen. FIXatioN can be used to overseed hay or pasture fields to extend their life. Also works well in wildlife and pollinator mixes. FIXatioN is coated and pre-inoculated. 

Alone: 5-8 lbs.
In Mixes: 2-3 lbs. per acre

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Bloat resistant legume for both pastures and hay production.

Alone: 15 lbs. per acre 
In Mixes: 5-12 lbs. per acre



Seeding Rate

Hakari Bromegrass 

High yielding variety with good seed quality and vigour. Excellent winter hardiness.  Works well in horse hay mixtures.

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In Mixes: 3-7 lbs. per acre

Fleet Meadow Bromegrass

Excellent pasture grass having a bunch-type growth habit, reproduces by tillering. More suited to grazing than smooth bromegrass because of its faster regrowth.

In Mixes: 3-7 lbs. per acre

Carlton Smooth Bromegrass

High yielding and one of the most winter hardy bromegrasses that will spread over time with rhizomes. An excellent choice for long term hayfields in southern and northern Ontario.

In Mixes: 3-7 lbs. per acre

Prairie Bromegrass

High yielding with good seed quality and vigour. Works well for 3 year stands in southern Ontario. Seed is clipped for easier planting.

In Mixes: 3-7 lbs. per acre

Smooth Bromegrass

Economical and winter hardy bromegrass for hay that will stay palatable when mature. Long term stand that will spread over time by rhizomes.

In Mixes: 3-7 lbs. per acre



Seeding Rate

Persist Orchardgrass

Late maturing variety with early spring establishment.  Quick regrowth for excellent yield.

In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre

HLR Orchardgrass Blend 

An excellent choice to plant with alfalfa. High yielding. Excellent disease resistant, very late maturing varieties have been chosen for this blend.

In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre


Aggressive grass for early hay or pasture. Will persist on moderately, drained soils.

In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre



Seeding Rate

Rustler Tall Fescue 

Soft leaves, very palatable, late maturing and highly digestible.  Very dense and persistent. Tolerant of moist conditions, best for grazing.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

STF-43 Tall Fescue Blend 

A blend of late maturing, soft-leaf tall fescues that works great for hay or silage. Highly digestible and works well in mixes with legumes and other grasses.

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

Meadow Fescue

Forage Type Tall Fescue

An economical choice for pasture, silage, or hay on variable soils. Works well in a mix with legumes and other grasses. Safe for all species of livestock as the seed is endophyte-free

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre


Late maturing cross between meadow fescue and (tetraploid) perennial ryegrass.  Winter hardy and highly palatable. Festulolium's persistence and outstanding yields result in a forage grass that truly is the best of both worlds for short rotation. 

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

Milkway Fescue Blend 

Meadow fescue and soft-leaf tall fescue mix that is well suited for use in T.M.R. rations. Can be planted alone (25 lbs. / acre) or in a mix with alfalfa.

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In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre

HDR Meadow Fescue Blend 

A blend of meadow fescue varieties that performs well on varying soil conditions and is high yielding with excellent digestibility

In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre



Seeding Rate

Sorghum Sudangrass

A thin stemmed variety with quick regrowth. Its thin stems make it highly palatable and it can be ensiled as baleage or silage. When used as a forage, proper management must be exercised following stress, drought or frost as Prussic Acid poisoning can be a potential hazard.  WARNING:  Sorghum may be subject to high Prussic Acid levels following frost, drought or stress.

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25-30 lbs. per acre

BMR Sorghum Sudangrass

A new improved variety in which the lignin stem content has been reduced up to 40%. This sweet juicy midrib allows for greater digestibility and palatability. 

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25-30 lbs. per acre

Wild Game Food Sorghum

A wild game food sorghum suited for food plots to attract game birds. The large grain head becomes more palatable going into the fall.

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Drilled: 5 lbs. per acre
Broadcast: 15 lbs. per acre

Teff Grass

This is a warm season annual grass which can be harvested multiple times during the growing season as dry hay, silage or pasture. Fast growing with excellent forage quality. 

5-7 lbs. per acre
8-10 lbs. per acre
Coated Seed



Seeding Rate

BG-24T Perennial Ryegrass Blend 

Persistent and productive, BG-24T is a unique, innovative blend of early and intermediate maturing diploid and tetraploid perennial ryegrass varieties.

Alone: 25 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs. per acre

BG-34 Perennial Ryegrass Blend 

Late maturing blend of perennial ryegrasses with good winter hardiness. 

Alone: 25 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs. per acre


Mara Perennial Ryegrass 

Mara is a new variety and the most winter hardy perennial ryegrass Barenbrug offers. Mara is an intermediate maturity, diploid perennial ryegrass with high yields. Exceptional winterhardiness and exhibits more tolerance to heat and drough than traditional perennial ryegrasses.  Establishes quickly, exhibits rapid regrowth and easily forms a dense sward.  Exceptional forage quality makes it ideal in a grazing situation.

Alone: 25 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs. per acre

Quartermaster Perennial Ryegrass 

Highly palatable medium/late maturing tetraploid perennial ryegrass that exhibits the high forage production of a hybrid yet retains the persistence of a true perennial ryegrass.

Alone: 25 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs. per acre

Rapido Annual Ryegrass 

Rapido is an earlier maturing diploid annual ryegrass which provides high-quality, cool-season forage early in the year. It is ideal for hay, grazing, stored feed, and other uses where abundant early forage is desired. 

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Alone:  25-35 lbs. per acre

Perennial Ryegrass

Italian Ryegrass

  Seeding Rate

Enhancer Italian Ryegrass

A true Italian ryegrass that won’t produce seed until the second year. Works well for a forage crop or as a cover crop due to its quick establishment and aggressive growth.

Alone: 20-35 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs per acre

Green Spirit


Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass Blend 

A biennial ryegrass that can provide high quality forage for silage or grazing. When planted in the spring it will not produce seed heads till the second year. Usually winter hardy if planted by mid-September in most of Ontario. Requires careful management for the highest production and to keep from producing seed heads.

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Alone: 30-40 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 3-8 lbs per acre




Seeding Rate

Rival Reed Canarygrass

Bred for increased palatability and high yields, very quick regrowth.  Highly palatable and digestible for hay and pasture applications. Does well in poorly drained and drought prone soils.

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In Mixes: 2-8 lbs. per acre


Annual Cover Crops


Seeding Rate


Annual cover crop and plowdown for green manure. Excellent pollinator attractant.

50 lbs. per acre

Cow Peas

A warm season legume that requires a lot of heat to grow well for a cover crop. Inoculant is currently unavailable.

30-80 lbs. per acre

Faba Beans

An excellent protein source in the livestock industry.  This annual legume can grow 1.5 m in height and produce yields that rival soybeans.

180-200 lbs. per acre

Japanese Millet

Excellent for gamebirds. Can tolerate moist soil conditions.

25 lbs. per acre

Pearl Millet

High yielding and has high protein. Relatively fast root development and excellent drought tolerance. 

Drill: 10-15 lbs.
per acre
Broadcast: 15-20 lbs. per acre

Mustard - Brown / Oriental / White

Used as a green manure and bio-fumigant for the suppression of nematodes.  Quick to germinate and can out compete weeds.  Plant early spring to late summer.  Work into the soil for optimum results.

7-15 lbs. per acre

Austrian Winter Peas

Austrian Winter Peas are a quick establishing, cool season annual legume with good nitrogen-fixing capabilities. 

100 lbs. per acre

Yellow Peas

Yellow peas have a more open canopy than forage vining peas.  Used for grain production.

90-100 lbs. per acre

Hairy Vetch

Mainly used as a cover crop, but can be used as a forage. Winter annual with most growth occurring in the spring. 

20-40 lbs. per acre

Common Vetch

An annual, cool season legume similar to hairy vetch, widely used as a cover crop. Creates a great soil cover in a mixture.

20-40 lbs. per acre


This annual broadleaf has a very shallow, fibrous root system that creates crumbly, aggregate soil particles on the top 2 inches. A favourite of beekeepers as it will produce beautiful flowers from May to September. Phacelia will produce large amounts of biomass with little residue remaining the following spring. 

8-15 lbs. per acre

Sunflower Seed

A quick growing annual with a deep tap root. Benefits pollinators if planted early enough to flower.

Alone: 5-20 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 1 lbs per acre



Image Oilseed Radish

An oilseed radish bred for nematode control and bio-fumigant traits. For best results it needs to be worked into the soil at bloom and allowed to breakdown for 3-5 weeks.

Alone: 8-10 lbs. per acre
In Mixes: 4 lbs per acre

Groundbreaker Radish

A Daikon type forage radish specifically developed for fall/winter cover crop applications. Deep penetrating taproot that reduces soil compaction, builds organic matter and improves nutrient recycling.

2-10 lbs. per acre

Groundbreaker Radish

Fragiblaster Cover Crop Radish (Certified Blue Tag) * NEW * 

A deep-rooted radish purposed in breaking through hard sub-surfaces, increasing water permeation, forming root channels, all the while capturing excess nutrients and suppressing weeds. 


  • Capture Unused Nutrients
  • Breakup Soil Compaction
  • Increase Soil Biology
  • Build Soil Health
  • Supress Weeds
  • Reduce Erosion

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Broadcast: 8-10 lbs. per acre

Drill: 8 lbs. per acre

Precision: 4 lbs. per acre

*Radishes are heavy nitrogen users. They require manure or additional fertilizer for maximum growth.




Barkant Turnip 

A tankard type bulb where 50% of the bulb is above the ground. Matures in 8-10 weeks. Has a high bulb yield with increased palatability, and better regrowth than purple top turnip if not grazed too short.

4-5 lbs. per acre


A stubble turnip that produces a root as well as leafy top growth. Mainly used for grazing but also popular in cover crop mixes. Ready to graze in 8-10 weeks.

4-5 lbs. per acre

Hunter Brassica

A hybrid that works great as emergency feed. Can be pastured 6 weeks after planting under good conditions. Good for rotational grazing

4-5 lbs. per acre

Winfred Brassica

A hybrid between turnip and kale. Has a high leaf-to-stem ratio. It is early maturing at 9-10 weeks. Very winter hardy.

4-5 lbs. per acre

Fodder Rape

A quick establishing brassica used for forage and cover crops. Has a deep taproot and a lot of lush top growth. Ready for grazing in 10-12 weeks.

7 lbs. per acre


A high quality, high yielding crop that can be used for deer food plots or grazing livestock in a rotational system. The large leafy tops are very nutritious and can be used to extend grazing later into the fall. Ready to graze in 12-14 weeks.

4-10 lbs. per acre

Companion Forage Crops


Seeding Rate

SS Supreme Silobuster™ Forage Blend


  • Nurse crop for underseeding alfalfa / grass
  • Alternative / emergency forage crop
  • Proven outstanding performance
  • 60 day harvest window
  • High tonnage
  • Fast establishment

Silobuster™ will provide a lot of high quality feed early in the year and allow an outstanding catch of underseeding as well.

In the last few years, Silobuster™ is being used in a new way as an excellent green manure crop after fall planted cereals.  Following harvest when the straw is spread or removed, the soil can be worked up and planted or Silobuster™ can be no tilled right into the stubble.  Some producers have added 6-8 pounds of clover.  The resulting crop can be pastured, cut for haylage, or simply worked into the soil. 

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Fresh cut Silobuster™ planted after wheat

80-120 lbs. per acre


50/50 Pea/Oat Mix

An excellent choice for a nurse crop underseeded into a hay stand. When cut at the boot stage to early heading, it will make excellent quality forage. Also planted after wheat as an economical fall cover crop. 

80-120 lbs. per acre

Black Forage Peas

High protein content with excellent digestibility and palatability. Best used in a cereal mix. If used as a cover crop, peas possess good nitrogen fixing abilities for soil conditioning.

100 lbs. per acre


A leafy perennial forage with good digestibility and high mineral content. Used in rotational grazing systems and wild game food plots.

In Mixes: 2-6 lbs. per acre


Quick establishment for weed suppression and erosion prevention. Can be utilized in fall for emergency feed.

50-110 lbs. per acre

Fall Rye

Fall Rye can be utilized as a cover crop for wind erosion, weed suppression and the addition of organic matter. If planted early in August, fall rye can also be available for fall forage and a source of feed for the spring.

25-100 lbs. per acre

Spring Triticale

A cool-season cereal crop originating from a cross of durum wheat and rye. Taller and leafier than wheat or oats, it tolerates hot, dry weather better than wheat, is higher in protein and has more feed value when chopped for forage.

75-90 lbs. per acre

Winter Triticale

High-yielding, early maturing cross between winter rye and winter wheat. Winter triticale does double duty as a cover crop planted in the fall while producing high-quality forage in late spring.

75-90 lbs. per acre

XTR Brand Winter Triticale

XTR Winter Triticale is a cross between rye grain and wheat.  The benefit of this cover crop is combining the over all tonnage of cereal rye and the increased feed value of wheat.  XTR combines two top performing varieties for maximum forage yield and extreme winter hardiness.  It makes a great cover crop for fall and winter grazing for late pasture extension beyond brassicas and cool season perennials.  It also creates a great cover over winter for Spring forages ahead of next year's rotational crops.

  • Excellent winter survival
  • Superior disease resistance
  • 50/50 blend of high quality grain and forage winter triticale
  • Provides great combination for high forage yield and forage quality
  • DM Tons/Acre 2.5 - 4
  • Graze/Baleage/Chop
  • Crude protein13 plus

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