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Endophyte-free Tall Fescue

Endophyte-free Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is a highly adaptable species which grows very well in dry or wet conditions. It is also winter-hardy and persistent. Tall fescue grows early in the spring and has the potential for high dry matter production with nitrogen fertilizer.

Some tall fescues can, however, be unpalatable due to rough leaves and high lignin content. Barenbrug's breeding activities have led to soft leaf, higher yielding varieties with significantly improved palatability and digestibility.

Many varieties contain a harmful fungus called an endophyte. This fungus makes the plant less palatable and depresses animal performance and health. In order to ensure good animal health and performance, select an endophyte-free variety from Barenbrug.
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  • STF-43 Tall Fescue

    STF-43 is our best selling tall fescue. STF-43 is an innovative blend of late-maturing, soft-leaved tall fescues. STF-43 produces impressive dry matter yields with exceptional levels of digestible fiber. STF-43 is the result of Barenbrug's forage analyses program which measured NDF (neutral detergent fiber) and NDFd (NDF digestibility). With the lab analyses, Barenbrug identified significant differences in the amount of fiber (NDF) and its digestibility (NDFd) between improved varieties. STF-43 is formulated with varieties to provide exceptional levels of digestible fiber per pound of dry matter fed. Fed to high-producing dairy cows, STF-43 provides energy derived from digestible fiber as well as the valuable effects of fiber which together promote rumen health and productivity, and, in turn animal health and productivity. STF-43 is well suited for hay and haylage/balage production. It is an excellent selection for interseeding with a legume. STF-43 is late maturing and endophyte-free. 50 lb bag. Seeding rate 8-10 lbs with legume, 25-30 lbs. alone.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • #1 Tall fescue mix for hay
    • Late maturing blend
    • Soft leaves, highly digestible
    • High energy for dairy cows

    Tech Sheets
    STF-43 Brochure
    $2.48
    / lb.
    lbs.
  • Barolex Tall Fescue

    This has the potential to be the best Tall Fescue for grazing. Quick to establish, with soft leaves, great digestibility and palatability, Barolex is an exciting tall fescue with great dry matter yields. Barolex is endophyte-free. Seeding rate 25-30 lbs/acre.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Great density
    • Soft leaf
    • Very quick establishment
    • Great yields
    $2.48
    / lb.
    lbs.
  • Bariane Tall Fescue

    Bariane tall fescue is a soft leaf tall fescue with extremely high palatability and digestibility. Bariane is very late maturing, making it highly suitable for planting with alfalfa, as it matures at the same time alfalfa is ready to cut. Planting Bariane tall fescue with alfalfa results in higher tonnage and the hay produced is ideal for dairy cows due to its easily digestible fiber and high energy levels. Bariane tall fescue is endophyte-free. Bariane is also a component of STF-43.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Excellent palatability
    • Soft leaf
    • Very late heading
    $2.48
    / lb.

    Out of stock

  • BarElite Tall Fescue

    BarElite tall fescue is the latest release from the Barenbrug breeding program which is already known for its soft leaf fescues. BarElite tall fescue was selected in the US after multiple screening trials. It has a unique combination of high forage yield and impressive digestibility values. BarElite is highly suited for producers who seek to produce and utilize high RFQ value forage. BarElite tall fescue is endophyte-free and is also a component of STF-43. Seeding rate 25-30 lbs/acre.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Soft leaf tall fescue
    • High palatability & digestibility
    • Endophyte-free
    $2.48
    / lb.
    lbs.
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