Forages

Annual Blends

Annual cropping systems provide flexible grazing biomass (especially when perennial pasture is limited due to increased need or reduced production capacity) and complement perennial systems by extending the grazing season. Annual options can also provide multiple grazing systems and single stockpile productions.

Brassicas are a leading component of annual cropping systems. They have a legacy of use for soil development and can improve organic matter as well as act as a bio-fumigant. The fast growth potential for our annual blends can provide a relay crop use after cereal silage, in effect, allowing a second forage crop under irrigation. ​

Union Swath Grazing Mix

This mix simply and efficiently complements the swath graze system developed in Western Canada. Two Forage Brassicas, bred from New Zealand through advances in plant breeding, offer a high biomass production of up to 10,000lb. DM/ACRE — of quality grazing, in winter, as either swath or standing crop. See our crop guide for more details.​
GOLIATH Forage Rape
HUNTER Leafy Turnip
Sod Buster Turnip​​

Union “Relay” Mix

This annual blend combines the quality of forage Brassicas with two forage cultivators: high biomass and warm season. The ‘relay’ concept allows for a crop of hay or silage and then a subsequent crop, for grazing or winter cover. See our crop guide for more details.
HUNTER Forage Brassica
WINFRED Forage Brassica
Italian Rye Grass
Hairy Vetch

Union Forage All Brassica Blend

This blend is designed as a combination of our 4 premium brassica varieties. This blend provides flexibility to be used in combination with cereals, annual grasses (cereals/Italian rye), annual legumes, and even warm season grasses as required in each specific pasture blend. See our crop guide for more details.
WINFRED Kale/Turnip Cross
GOLIATH Forage Brassica
HUNTER Turnip/Asiatic Leaf Veg
GRAZA Forage Radish

Union Forage Green Feed Relay Mix

This blend is designed to dry down quickly in the cereal to be baled and to provide regrowth for grazing after the green feed crop has been harvested.
GREEN SPIRIT Italian Ryegrass
Hairy Vetch
​Italian Ryegrass

Ultimate Annual Mix

See our crop guide for more details.
GRAZA Forage Radish
WINFRED Forage Brassica
HUNTER Forage Brassica
GREEN SPIRIT Annual Italian Ryegrass
Sorghum
Hairy Vetch
Crimson Clover


Perennial Blends

Union Forage offers five core blends for perennial planting. From grazing pastures to dual purpose pastures, these mixes contain the appropriate portions of alfalfas, grasses, and legumes needed to sustain or improve existing pastures.​​​ We specialize in custom blends for individual farms and ranches.

Union Forage GrazeMaster

A very adaptable pasture mixture for Western Canada. Grazemaster contains drought tolerant grasses that are bred for high dry yields and superior energy values through improved fiber digestibility. It contains grasses from the breeding program of Barenbrug. Consider that many pastures in Western Canada need to be renovated or interseeded with pasture seed to capture higher returns. Grazemaster is formulated to be high energy with STF tall fescue, meadow brome, HLR orchard grass and slender wheatgrass. Recommended Sowing Rate: 12 lbs/ac.

FLEET MEADOW BROME 40%
STF 43 TALL FESCUE 30%
HLR ORCHARD GRASS 30%
SLENDER WHEAT GRASS 10%​

Union Forage Barricade

Designed for new planting or inter-seeding into pastures and can be used in low rainfall areas. Barricade protects the pastures against drought as it contains the latest varieties of grasses selected for germination, establishment and growth under low rainfall. Barricade Seed is coated with Yellow Jacket, which absorbs nearly 600 times its weight in water. This facilitates improved protection of seeding during germination and establishment by keeping a layer of moisture around the seed under below average rainfall conditions. Barricade is optimized with drought tolerant varieties of meadow and smooth brome; tall fescue; pubescent or intermediate wheatgrass. Recommended Sowing Rate: 10 lbs/acre.

FLEET/REGAR MEADOW BROME 25%
STF 43 SOFT LEAF FESCUE 25%
PUB OR INT WHEAT GRASS 25%
SMOOTH BROME 15%
SLENDER WHEAT GRASS 10%

Union Forage NitroMaster

Designed to improve forage quality and productivity of old pastures as well as a component of new forage plantings. Nitromaster is a mixture of perennial drought tolerant legumes that improve the protein production in the pasture and also fix nitrogen in soil to reduce the needs for Nitrogen fertilization. The forage species contained in Nitromaster are alfalfa along legumes selected to be low or non-bloating such as Sainfoin and Cicer milkvetch. Yellow Jacket coated. Recommended Sowing Rate: 5 lbs/ac.

SAINFOIN 50%
CICER MILK VETCH 25%
UNION FORAGE BRAND ALFALFA 25%​​

Union Forage Saline Mix

This blend is for areas with EC8 or less.

STF 43 TALL FESCUE 40%
SMOOTH BROME 20%
PUBESCENT WHEAT GRASS 20%
MEADOW FESCUE 20%

Union Forage Milkway Mix

Though scarce, this blend is a great option for high quality grass pastures or hay.
MEADOW FESCUE 60%
STF 43 TALL FESCUE 40%

Union Forage E2 631

This is formulated for dry hay production.
BAR X42 ALFALFA 60%
STF 43 TALL FESCUE 30%
INTENSIV ORCHARD GRASS 10%​​

Haney Farms is a fourth generation family company that has been operating in Southern Alberta since 1926. We’re a pedigreed seed retailer and cleaning plant that offers a wide selection of wheat, barley, corn and canola with some of the best genetics around. For ninety years it has been our commitment to be customer focused and offer you the seed you need, from our family to yours.