Forage Sorghum, Sorghum Sudan, and Sudangrass
Our BMR Forage Sorghums, Sorghum-sudans, and Sudangrass are highly digestible, high yielding summer annual products that top the charts in productivity in hot, dry weather.
Caution: Sudangrass and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are generally safe for most livestock, but should not be fed to horses. They contain compounds that can cause horses to suffer from muscle weakness, urinary problems, and, in severe cases, death. (Source: Penn State Extension)
Millets, Teff and Crabgrass are summer annual choices, that when managed properly, can be used for horse pasture and/or dry hay.
BMR Sorghum sudans
Note: Forage sorghum hybrids (and grain sorghum hybrids) should be rotated and not be grown continuously in the same field. Large amounts of mature seed can be shed during harvest, which appear in the field as volunteers the following year. The volunteers that come up are not the original hybrid and can vary greatly in their characteristics. These volunteer plants that originated from the hybrid are no longer a hybrid, some can be taller and earlier-maturing than the original hybrid. As you can imagine, the volunteer crop is potentially a serious problem for harvest and ensiling the intended sorghum crop, in addition to aggravating the problem for future years by adding its own seed to the field.
Tracy Neff, King’s Research Agronomist explains sorghum products
Chris Teutch, VA Tech: Using Brachytic Dwarf BMR Forage Sorghums to Bridge the Extremes.