SF Beamer BMR

Focus on high quality

SF Beamer has finer stems, narrow leaf blades, tillers profusely and re-grows rapidly after harvest compared to forage sorghums. It can be sown when soil temperatures reach 18°C and are rising. The time to first grazing will depend upon soil temperatures. A stubble of about 100mm is recommended after cutting or grazing to promote vigorous re-growth and profuse tillering of the next crop.

We recommend SF Beamer where the focus is on high quality grazing and fast recovery between grazings.

Agronomic features:
  • Superior forage quality
    Increased intake for greater animal performance

  • Sudangrass x sudangrass
    Reduced prussic acid risk

  • Earlier grazing opportunity
    Can be grazed at 500–600mm

  • Fast recovery
    Can be re-grazed faster

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY
HEIGHT
YIELD KG
DM/HA
NDF ME CP
0.5M 1.0M 1.5M 0.5M 1.0M 1.5M 0.5M 1.0M 1.5M
sudan grass
SF Beamer MBR 12,119 41  55 60 12.4 10.4 9.7 25.3 20.4 19.0
Superdan 2 11,577 44 60 63 11.9 9.8 9.2 24.2 19.1 16.2
SS S 11,254 45 60 68 12.0 9.8 9.8 24.8 18.1 18.0
Nudan 10,094 46 65 68 11.9 9.0 8.5 24.2 15.9 15.5
millet
Siberian 4,228 47 66 11.6 8.8 24.9 15.3

* based on data from trial at Murwillumbah 2015/16
* Quality data from NSW DPI Feed Analysis Service based on different cutting heights

Sowing rate

10-15kg/ha
Dryland

25-30kg/ha
Irrigated

Stock suitability

Dairy, sheep & beef

Maturity

early flowering 

Australian release

>2014