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Centaur

Forage Sorghum

  • Sudan x sudan grass
  • Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering
  • Profuse tillering
  • Higher forage quality than other sorghum types
  • Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums
  • Rapid regrowth and recovery
  • High yields with high quality
  • Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed
  • High energy feed with superior sugar content
  • Quality increases with maturity

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Centaur is characterised by prolific tillering and fast recovery following grazing or cutting. Its fine stems make it ideal for smaller livestock such as sheep and also for hay production. This ensures ease of management, particularly over large areas in periods of wet weather when cutting may be delayed.

 

Key features
• Sudan x sudan grass
• Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering
• Profuse tillering
• Higher forage quality than other sorghum types
• Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums
• Rapid regrowth and recovery
• High yields with high quality
• Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed
• High energy feed with superior sugar content
• Quality increases with maturity

 

Product fit

Highest quality without compromising forage yield makes Centaur the perfect choice for any producer looking for a premium forage. Photoperiod sensitivity makes management ultra-flexible.

 

Agronomy & management 

Centaur's fine stems make it ideal for smaller livestock such as sheep and also for hay production. This ensures ease of management, particularly over large areas in periods of wet weather when cutting may be delayed. Grazing or cutting should not be unnecessarily delayed, and it is recommended to graze or cut the crop when it is around 1m-1.5m (3-4ft) tall. Favourable conditions will be conducive to multiple cuts or grazing throughout the season.

 

Suggested sowing rates

Marginal Dryland:* 3-7kg/ha
Good Dryland:* 7-20kg/ha
Irrigation: 15-20kg/ha

 

*Dryland planting rates based on good stored soil moisture at time of sowing.

 

Disclaimer: The information presented in this brochure is from official and other sources and is considered to be reliable. It is provided in good faith and every care has been taken to ensure its accuracy. Barenbrug does not accept any responsibility for the consequences that may arise from the acceptance of recommendations or the suggestions made.

Forage Sorghum

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production. 

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production. 

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production.