Make the Switch!
Higher Digestibility – a good reason to switch to Hi-Gest Alfalfa
- 5-8% more leaves than conventional varieties which can result in the following:
- 5-10% increased rate of fiber digestion*
- 22% reduction in indigestible fiber at 240 hours (uNDF240)**
- 3-5% more crude protein**
More Tonnage with Hi-Gest Alfalfa
- Hi-Gest® provides farms flexibility to adjust to aggressive harvest systems to maximize yield and quality
- allows for a more relaxed schedule focused on tonnage.
- puts the odds of improved returns per acre and animal performance in your favor
More Milk with Hi-Gest Alfalfa
- Varieties with Hi‑Gest alfalfa technology report a positive production response from their cows when alfalfa makes up a higher percentage of the ration.
- Based on the increased rate of digestion, you could expect 2.5 lbs. more milk per cow, per day.1
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Hi-Gest Alfalfa Varieties
Read what growers that have “Made the Switch to Hi-Gest” have to say.
See the visual difference of Hi-Gest Alfalfa in the bunker silo.
See the difference one alfalfa grower experienced with Hi-Gest® 360 alfalfa when it is was packed in the bunker silo with a competitive variety.
* The increased rate of fiber digestion, extent of digestion and crude protein data was developed from replicated research and on-farm testing. During the 2015 growing season at West Salem, WI and Woodland, CA, the following commercial dormant, semi‑dormant and non-dormant alfalfa varieties were compared head-to-head with Alforex varieties with Hi‑Gest alfalfa technology for rate of digestion, extent of digestion and percent crude protein: America’s Alfalfa Brand AmeriStand 427TQ; Croplan Brands LegenDairy XHD and Artesia Sunrise; Fertizona Brand Fertilac; S&W Seed Brands SW6330, SW7410 and SW10; and W-L Brands WL 319HQ and WL 354HQ. Also, during the 2015 growing season, 32 on-farm Alforex varieties with Hi‑Gest alfalfa technology hay and silage samples were submitted to Rock River Laboratory, Inc., for forage analysis. The results for rate of digestion, extent of digestion and percent crude protein were averaged and compared to the 60-day and four-year running averages for alfalfa in the Rock River database which included approximately 1,700 alfalfa hay and 3,800 silage 60-day test results and 23,000 hay and 62,000 silage tests results in the four-year average.
**Crude protein=60-day running averages and uNDF240=four-year running average
1Combs, D. 2015. Relationship of NDF digestibility to animal performance. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, 101-112. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5350/f0a2cb916e74edf5f69cdb73f091e1c8280b.pdf.
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