SF Mustang BMR

Focus on high quality

SF Mustang is a new high quality forage sorghum option ideally suited to fast first feed and multiple harvests. It should be grazed from 60–100cm in height to maximise forage quality, but being a BMR type it will have lower lignin and higher quality than conventional forage sorghums of similar mid maturity.

Higher sowing rates will maximise yield and improve quality through production of finer stems. suited to hay or grazing by sheep, beef or dairy cattle.

It will need to be fed with adequate nutrition based on a soil test. We recommend sowing with an N/P based starter fertiliser and regular topdressing after grazings with Nitrogen and some Potassium. Being a sorghum by sudan, grass weeds can be controlled with Atrazine without the need for a seed safener. For difficult grass and broadleaf weed problems, you can use a seed safener such as Concep II® to enable the use of Dual Gold® or Primextra Gold®.

Agronomic features:
  • Mid maturity hybrid sorghum X sudan

    Low prussic acid risk

  • BMR 12 gene

    Reduced lignin, for higher feed quality

  • Fine stemmed and leafy

    Improved feed quality

  • Excellent regrowth & drought tolerance

    Outstanding animal performance

  • Works well as a multi-cut hay or hay and silage

    Flexible stand management

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

BMR SHORGHUM X SUDANS C1 19.1.17 C2 13.2.17 C3 16.3.17 TOTAL HOMOGENEOUS GROUPS
Calibre BMR 3,085 1,489 2,916 7,489 A
Octane BMR 2,205 2,789 2,353 7,347 A
SF Mustang BMR 3,121 1,382 2,567 7,069 A B
Rocket BMR 1,929 2,302 2,694 6,924 A B
BMR Revolution 2,579 1,578 2,374 6,531 A B
trial mean 2,271 1,948 2,543 6,762
CV% 32.50% 26.10% 24.10% 18.10%
Isd(0.5) 1,069 737 890 1,780

*based on data from trial at Shepparton 2016/17. Trial sown and managed by Eurofins Agrisearch.

Sowing rate

8-12kg/ha
Dryland

20-25kg/ha
Irrigated

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Australian release

>2018