Forage Seeds

Since our inception, we have been providing forage seeds throughout the Americas and the rest of the world. We have increasingly focused on improved cultivars that are bred to produce more tonnage, withstand intensive grazing, and offer higher feed value and improved digestibility.

In addition to being a strong supplier of public varieties, we have put our focus on bringing to market cool season grasses, legumes, and brassicas that are of the highest quality and value to farmers. You'll find a wealth of information including test results, planting instructions, variety descriptions and links to many how-to resources on our site. Also, be sure to visit Pasture Perfect® where you can learn about our best forage mixes!

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Alfalfa

An excellent choice for the dairyman, beef farmer or hay producer. A full season forage.

Annual Ryegrass

Great for overseeding. High yields.

Brassicas & Chicory

Forage brassicas are fast-growing annual crops that are highly productive and digestible.

Brome

A very palatable, broad leafed grazing grass with good winter tolerance and disease/drought resistance.

Clover

High quality forage for beef and dairymen. Can also be utilized as winter cover crop.

Fescues

New varieties combine high yield and high feed value.

Festulolium

A cross between meadow fescue and perennial ryegrass.

Orchardgrass

One of the most popular and useful forages. Excellent for hay and grazing.

Other Legumes

Common and Hairy Vetch.

Pasture Perfect® Mixes

Forage mixes formulated for specific regions and climates.

Perennial Ryegrass

High yields, early maturity, winter hardy.

Sudangrass - Pro-Max BMR Hybrid

Low-Lignin hybrid sudangrass.

Timothy

For the serious forage producer. Superior leaf-to-stem ratio, quick re-growth, full season production.

How-to Info

Information on how to grow a perfect pasture, conduct your own forage trials, and manage your horse pastures, along with forage newsletters full of practical information.

Do you like farming but wish it was more profitable?

Article and video of Wisconsin dairy farmer Dick Cates who has been using Kopu II White Clover and Kura Clover in his grass-fed system for years. Dr. Ken Albrecht from U-W has arranged the relationship between Ampac Seed Company and Mr. Cates.

Annual Forage Quality Comparison

Information regarding some of our annual products (Pasja Hybrid Brassica, Appin Turnips, Pro-Max BMR Hybrid Sudangrass, and Feast II Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass)

Understanding the Importance of Fall Pasture Management

Understanding plant and root growth in the fall.

Michael Murphy's (Grazing Consultant & Dairy Owner) Keys to Growing More Grass:

1) Drainage

2) 4% or more Organic Matter in Soil

3) Soil Fertility

4) Soil Structure

5) Irrigation

6) Seed Varieties

7) Pasture Layout

8) Nitrogen

9) Rotational Grazing