2 ARMOUR RR High-yielding, high forage quality Genuity Roundup Ready alfalfa for all soils Aphanomyces Race 1 and 2 resistance A great weed control option paired with an excellent agronomic variety Variety NDFD Tons/Acre Lignin RFQ Milk/Ton Milk/Acre Armour RR ,284 17,471 Fierce ,892 15,270 D.L ,857 15,028 WL ,871 14,556 2 Replications - Monticello, WI CAVALRYDQ Bred for outstanding yield potential while delivering superior forage quality Dairy quality (DQ) alfalfa with multi-leaf expression High quality forage attributes comparable to similar non-gmo reduced lignin alfalfas Variety NDFD Tons/Acre Lignin RFQ Milk/Ton Milk/Acre CavalryDQ ,354 22,637 Rebound ,297 21,397 Pioneer 55Q ,228 20,885 Hi-Gest ,265 20,602 Hybriforce ,238 20,466 WL 365HQ ,233 21,173 4 Replications - Evansville, WI To order, please call or visit
3 ENFORCEHT High-ton genetics with outstanding yield potential Superior stand persistence and very fast recovery after harvest Handles wheel traffic exceptionally well Early spring green-up and later fall growth to maximize the harvest season Variety NDFD Tons/Acre Lignin RFQ Milk/Ton Milk/Acre EnforceHT ,843 16,404 Hi-Gest ,889 16,236 CavalryDQ ,9 16,232 Fierce ,892 15,270 D.L ,857 15,028 WL ,871 14,556 2 Replications - Monticello, WI FIERCE High-yielding alfalfa bred for the toughest soils Excellent disease package with Aphanomyces Race 1 and 2 resistance Exceptional stand persistence with fast regrowth Variety NDFD Tons/Acre Lignin RFQ Milk/Ton Milk/Acre Fierce ,1 22,118 Rebound ,297 21,397 WL 365HQ ,233 21,173 Pioneer 55Q ,228 20,885 Hi-Gest ,265 20,602 Hybriforce ,238 20,466 4 Replications - Evansville, WI To order, please call or visit
4 LEAFGUARD II A true no spray variety with eighth generation leafhopper protection Dark green, fine stemmed, and highly palatable Great agronomics and high-yielding PLH product LeafGuard II WL 358LH Conventional Check 1-Year Yield Comparison Tons per Acre LeafGuard II Hi-Gest 360 W.L. 365 D.L RFQ Comparison ALFALFA DISCOUNTS AND POLICIES Alfalfa Only Early Order Discount: $25 per bag if ordered by September 15, Cash Discounts 10 November 16, January 15, January 16, February 15, February 16, March 15, March 16, April 15, April 16, June 15, 2019 Special Orders Other products not on this list may be available. Call for pricing. All special orders are C.O.D and CANNOT be returned. Returns Customers may return up to 5 of their total forage seed order. Any returns over 10 will be subject to a $10.00 per unit restocking fee. No bags that have holes, have been opened, are torn or have tags removed may be returned. Additional fees may apply to custom mixes. No returns will be accepted after July 1, 2018 for spring seeding. Prices are subject to change without notice. All Beck's elite alfalfa is treated with the Escalate yield enhancement system. 100 FREE REPLANT If you need to replant a field of Beck s elite alfalfa, a Beck s representative will help determine the seed needed to replant and Beck s will provide the seed at no charge. Beck s will provide replant seed one time during stand establishment. Do not export Roundup Ready Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices, do not plant Roundup Ready Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Forage Genetics International, LLC ( FGI ) is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGI s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Growers should refer to for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Roundup Ready is registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC. Escalate and the Escalate logo are trademarks of Beck s Superior Hybrids, Inc.
5 CORN SILAGE Product Relative Maturity Product Highlights 5113 * * * * * * * * Early-season silage that has tremendous digestibility Soft kernel corn with excellent starch content Incredibly consistent hybrid that has great plant health A nice balance of tonnage, starch and digestibility An excellent option for corn-after-corn rotations Consistent performance across soil types Robust plant with dual purpose flexibility Large, deep kernels that provide high yields and more starch content Keep on better soils for maximum silage yield Lead mid-season silage with excellent milk/a. Medium-tall with consistent tonnage across all soil types Excellent in corn-after-corn rotations Girthy ears with deep kernels that provides consistent silage yield Fast emerging hybrid that provides great stands for increased tonnage Provides excellent milk/ton Medium-tall hybrid with excellent silage appeal Versatile placement with stress tolerance A plant first product with fast growth Lead hybrid for silage yield, digestability and milk/a. Strong emergence and disease tolerance make this suitable for corn-after-corn rotations Excellent agronomics and stress tolerance Superior tonnage across multiple environments Strong agronomic hybrid with gd stress tolerance Great mix of silage yield and digestibility Tall plant type; large, deep kernels provide excellent tonnage Dual purpose flexibility for silage or grain Keep on better soils at moderate populations for maximum tonnage Medium-tall plant that provides tremendous tonnage Higher starch content for more energy Solid agronomics with gd stress tolerance Nice balance of starch, digestibility and milk/ton Gives consistently high tonnage across all soil types A softer kernel minimizes the need for a kernel processor Robust plant and dominant yielding silage hybrid Great combination of silage yield, starch and digestibility Tall silage hybrid with strong silage quality Full-season silage with excellent tonnage Use a kernel processor to maximize energy value Excellent in corn-after-corn environments * XL is a registered trademark of Pioneer. XL brand seed is distributed by Beck s Superior Hybrids, Inc. To order, please call or visit
6 2018 THIRD-PARTY CORN SILAGE PLOTS RESULTS 7-Location Average from Plots in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin Company Brand Yield 65 Moisture Moisture Crude Protein NDF Starch 7-Hour NDFD -hour of NDF ADF Starch Milk / Ton Milk (lb.) /Acre Rank Milk (lb.) /Acre Beck's 5765AM TM* Beck's EX 1709 (6622 genetics) Beck's 6886VR Beck s EX 1822 (6282 genetics) Pioneer P1197AM Beck's 6127A Beck's 6082AM TM* Beck's 6225HR TM* Beck s 6365AM TM* Beck's 5829A Beck's EX 1820 (5866 genetics) Beck's 6368V2P Beck's 6774V2P Beck's 5460AM TM* Beck s 5140HR TM* Beck's 6948A Mycogen BMR 10B27RA Beck's 5113AM TM* Pioneer P1180XR Beck's 5818BR IMPORTANT: Characteristic scores provide key information useful in selecting and managing products in your area. Information and ratings are based on comparisons with other products sold by Beck s. Information and scores are assigned by Beck s and are based on period-of-years testing through 2017 harvest and were the latest available at time of printing. Some scores may change after 2018 harvest. Scores represent an average of performance data across areas of adaptation, multiple growing conditions, and a wide range of both climate and soil types, and may not predict future results. Individual product responses are variable and subject to a variety of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Please use this information as only one component of your product positioning decision. Phoenix *XL brand seed is distributed by Beck s Superior Hybrids, Inc. XL, Optimum, AcreMax and AQUAmax are registered trademarks of Pioneer. **Phoenix is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company. Phoenix, Agrisure, Agrisure Artesian, Agrisure Viptera, Artesian, and E-Z Refuge are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Phoenix brand seed is distributed by Beck s Superior Hybrids, Inc. CAUTION: Consult bag tags for E-Z Refuge product herbicide options; only those labeled GT/LL may be sprayed with glufosinate. YieldGard, the YieldGard Corn Borer Design and Roundup Ready are registered trademarks used under license from Monsanto Company. Liberty, LibertyLink and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer. Herculex Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, LLC. Agrisure is a trademark of, and used under license from, a Syngenta Group Company. Agrisure technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG. For a complete list of trademark information and technology providers, visit BecksHybrids.com/2018-Technology-Legal.pdf AM - Optimum AcreMax Insect Protection system with YGCB, HX1, LL, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above-ground insects. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20 separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax products. AMX - Optimum AcreMax Xtra Insect Protection system with YGCB, HXX, LL, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above- and below-ground insects. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20 separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax Xtra products. AMXT (Optimum AcreMax XTreme) - Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above- and below-ground insects. The major component contains the Agrisure RW trait, the YieldGard Corn Borer gene, and the Herculex XTRA genes. In EPA-designated cottongrowing counties, a 20 separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax XTreme products. Optimum AQUAmax hybrids help deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments and offer top-end yield potential under more favorable growing conditions. Product performance in water-limited environments is variable and depends on many factors such as the severity and timing of moisture deficiency, heat stress, soil type, management practices and environmental stress as well as disease and pest pressures. All hybrids may exhibit reduced yield under water and heat stress. Individual results may vary. Optimum brand products available through the XL brand. Always follow IRM, grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions. Roundup Ready crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed representative for the registration status in your state. Roundup Ready is a trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.
7 2018 SILAGE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY 3,650 3,600 BMR 10B27RA P1180XR BECK 6886VR XL 5765AM * Milk (lb.)/ton (Milk 2006) 3,550 3,500 3,450 3,400 3,350 XL 5113AM * BECK 6948A3 XL 5460AM * P1197AM XL 6365AM * BECK 6127A3 XL 5140HR * EX 1820 (5866 Gene s)* XL 6082AM * BECK 6774V2P EX 1822 (6282 Gene s)* BECK 5829A4 EX 1709 (6622 Gene cs)* BECK 6368V2P XL 6225HR * 3,0 BECK 5818BR 3,250,000 31,000 32,000 33,000 34,000 35,000 36,000 37,000 Milk (lb.)/acre = Ideal Range FORAGE ANALYSIS TERMS Silage Rating Silage ratings are based on a combination of Beck s testing, digestibility, tonnage and starch. Starch Starch is a gd source of energy derived from the grain. Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) A measure of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin representing the fibrous bulk of the forage. Hemicellulose and cellulose can be broken down by microbes in the rumen to provide energy to the animal. Forages with higher NDF will take longer to digest and therefore reduce intake. Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility (NDFD) A measure of how much of the NDF is digestible fiber. A silage with higher NDFD is potentially more digestible and has higher available energy in the diet. According to Michigan State University 1 point difference in NDFD equates to 0.55 pound of milk/cow/day^. Crude Protein (CP) The total protein in the sample including true protein and non-protein nitrogen. Protein is required on a daily basis for maintenance, lactation, growth and reproduction. Proteins can be further fractionated for ruminants according to their rate of breakdown in the rumen. Milk/Acre A projection of potential milk yield produced on an acre. Based on Milk lb./ton and forage tonnage per acre. Milk/Ton A projection of potential milk yield per ton of silage dry matter based on digestibility and energy content of the forage. Tons The projected amount of forage weight (adjusted to 65 moisture) produced on an acre of land. Allen, Mike. "Time to Regroup." Michigan Dairy Review. April Web.
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