The Power To Grow
Seed Force was set up in Australia in 2006 to provide a source of world class forage genetics, 100% researched in the local environment. The company has a dominant Australasian shareholding with considerable experience in the seed industry. Over the past five years we have screened over 8,000 plots covering 19 species at multiple sites in all six Australian states to find new forage options that can deliver improved performance and profitability over existing commercial varieties. The upgraded web site can provide you with all the information that you need to improve both productivity and profitability
Delivering greater value from seed
With continued margin pressure on livestock industries, it is critical that producers match the genetic potential of their animals with the efficiency of feed conversion to meat, milk or wool. The main cost of production for livestock producers is the feed base.
This cost can be significantly reduced by increasing productivity per hectare to dilute the cost of feed per kg of live-weight gain or litre of milk. To achieve that forages need to be evaluated for their ability to deliver greater profits, and that means measuring profit drivers not just forage yields.
Seed Force has spent considerable time screening and measuring yield, quality and water use efficiency of various forage options and cultivars with the aim of marketing options that can lift the bar in terms of production efficiency compared to current commercial cultivars. And our research into management practices such as sowing rate, sowing time, fertiliser response and grazing guidelines continues to deliver better information to create greater value at the farm gate for livestock production.
R& D linkages
Through its linkages with the RAGT group Seed Force has access to a world class breeding program covering 24 species. This covers temperate annual and perennial grasses, forage and bio-fumigant brassicas and perennial legumes.
Seed Force also has close ties with other world class breeding programs from Europe, North America, South America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia covering annual grasses, annual legumes, perennial grasses, perennial legumes, forage cereals and forage herbs.
Through our extensive regional trial network, we have tested new plant genetics from these programs against best commercial cultivars. Where they have performed above existing material we have brought them to market, and where they are inferior, have passed the information back to those plant breeders to drive their breeding programs to new levels of performance.
So in effect Seed Force is providing independent screening and evaluation of forages for their suitability to differing environments in Australia.
Regional agronomy support
Seed Force has invested in a team of regionally based agronomists who can work with retail agronomists, consultants and producers on farm to get the most productivity and profitability from their farms.