Parameter
Sorghum silage
Corn silage
Dry matter intake (kg/day)
23.1 a
22.2 a
Milk production (kg/day)
34.1 a
32.4 a
Milk fat (%)
3.70 a
3.66 a
Milk protein (%)
3.70 a
3.53 a
SORGHUM HYBRID 30
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Characteristics:

  • Forage dry matter yield of 6 to 7 Tn/ha with crude protein of 14-15%
  • Flowering in 45 to 60 days, 2 to 3 cuttings during season and rapid
    regrowth
  • Very leafy with fine stems and 3-6 tillers per plant
  • Recommended for silage, green chop and pasture; (excellent
    recovery from grazing)
  • Ideal for dairy and beef nutrition
  • Ideal nurse crop for under seeding with alfalfa and as a cover crop
  • Exceptionally palatable
  • Can grow 3 - 6 feet with 3 - 6 Tillers per plant
  • 6 - 10 leaves per plant per cut with high leaf stem ratio
  • Flowering in 45-60 days with 2-3 cuttings per cropping season;
  • Seed size is small with 1000 seed weight of 14 – 16 gm.

Under seeding with alfalfa

Now, growers have access to Hybrid 30 forage. It produces better forage yields with excellent
quality under a wide range of growing conditions. Hybrid 30 was tested over several years
showing high nutritional values.
Why Hybrid 30 Forage ?

this hybrid is mainly grown in temperate areas as a part of the feeding program for livestock. It will supplement pasture
in lower production period of summer and fall months. It is a great option for replacing winterkilled alfalfa.

It provides energy equal to alfalfa (early vegetative to midbloom) and protein superior to corn (14-15% vs
9-10% respectively).

For each mouthful sudan offers 45% more protein, 15 % less energy when compared to corn silage. Sudan grows well
on all soil types. Like other crops Sudan will not perform well in high weed pressure and in poor rotation
systems.

The plant can reach over four feet in height and produces several tillers. Forage sudan is drought and heat tolerant
(300 litres water per kg of dry matter production versus 849 litres of water per Kg of dry matter production for Alfalfa).
Commercial field of HYBRID 30 for cattle feed
Now, the Pacific Northwest farmers will have access to Hybrid 30 Forage Sorghum.

It produces better yields with excellent forage quality over a wide range of growing conditions than the US
Sudan grass. This hybrid has been tested widely across Canada.

Sorghum is mainly grown in temperate areas as a part of the regular feeding program for livestock to supplement the
short fall in pasture production during summer and fall months
or as an emergency crop to provide forage, after
winter kill of perennial grasses or after failure of a main crop.

It is a cheaper feed than corn with less fertilizer requirement, less pest control and one third less water.
Sorghum grows well on all type of soils. The plant can reach over four feet in height and produces several
tillers.

The area planted annually under Sudan grass in the US is about 4 million acres. Gasohol Systems technologies, Inc..
offers this new multi-cut forage sorghum hybrids adapted to the temperate climate.

Our Forage Sorghum Hybrid 30 could produce over two to three cuttings during the growing season. It
provides a wide range of uses to the grower. It may be used for hay, haylage, silage, green chop or pasture. This has
excellent recovery after harvesting or grazing. Fine leafy stems makes it an excellent choice for hay.
Parameter
Hybrid
30*
US Sudan*
Corn**
Forage Dry Matter
Yield (ton/acre)
2.7-4.4
2.7-4.1
4-6
Crude Protein (%dm)
14-16
14-15
8-9
Acid Detergent Fiber(%dm)
29-31
28-32
25-35

Neutral Detergent
Fiber(%dm)
56-58
56-60
50-55
Phosphorous(%dm)
0.3-0.4
0.3-0.4
0.22
Calcium(%dm)
0.4-0.6
0.5-0.6
0.23
Total Digestible
Nutrients(%dm)
66-67
65-67
60-70
Forage yield quality
Milk production in late lactation dairy cows:
Body Weight gain in beef heifer

Type of Diet
Initial body weight
(kg/animal)
Final body weight
(kg/animal)
GST’s sorghum silage
325.9 a
421.3 b
Mixed haylage
315.6 a
414.6 b
cows with Hybrid 30 sorghum silage had similar dry matter intake, milk yield and milk composition as compared
to the control diet with alfalfa-corn silage.

Beef heifers produced a weight gain of 0.88 kg/day with our sorghum silage, whereas the mixed haylage and alfalfa
grass gained only 0.82 kg/day.
Benefits of Hybrid 30 undereseeding in Alfalfa