Details for MONTANA SEEDS - Ad from 2020-02-14

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Alfalfa loses 1/4 to 1/3 of its digestible
protein through bloat, lack of condensed tannins

Go Green And Pink
Pollution Less, Save Energy
“Healthy, Wholesome Fodder” (Webster’s Dictionary)
Rocky Mountain Remont - $2.00/lb
Delaney - $2.00/lb
Shoshone - $2.00/lb
Reasons:
SAINFOIN

• Legume
• No Bloat
• No Weevil
• No Loss Protein
• Little Fertilizer Expense
• Cheap Weed Control
• Little or No Gas
• Ease of Production
• Low Seed Cost
• Easy Stand Enhancement
• Highest Palatability
• Good Pollen Production
• Nector Produced at 60° F
• #1 Honey Producer
• Flexible Harvest Dates

ALFALFA

• Legume
• Bloat
• Weevil Problem
• Losses of 1/4-1/3 of Digestible Protein
• Hefty Fertilizer Expense
• Expensive Weed Controla
• Methane Gas (Bloat)
• Complicated Production
• High Seed Cost
• Expensive Stand Replacement
• Low Palatability
• No Pollen Production
• Nectar Produced at 90° F
• Lessor Honey Producer
• Short Harvest Window

Livestock, wildlife, and even honey bees
prefer Sainfoin over other forages. Highly
digestible and a higher sugar content gives
Sainfoin the edge over Alfalfa.
Sainfoin leaves naturally contain
condensed tannins, allowing the protein to
be digested instead of excreted.
Follow the $$$! Sainfoin is worth 25 to
50 percent more per ton than Alfalfa as
graze or hay. Without condensed tannins,
1/4 to 1/3 of Alfalfa protein will pass
through the animal undigested.
Sainfoin leaves naturally contain tannins,
allowing the protein to be digested instead
of excreted.
Growing best practices:
• Sainfoin establishes itself without a
cover crop.
• Do not mix with other plants such as
barley or wheat. 30 pounds per acre for
dryland or 1 cutting, 40 pounds per acre
for irrigaated or multi-cuts.
• Seed in fall or spring when moisture will
be held to the seed.
• Seed 3/4 of an inch deep or less.
• Hay when near full bloom, graze anytime

For more information, call
Rollie Schlepp
406-788-9556

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