Millet & Forage Sorghum are summer forage options for farms due to their potential to accumulate DM rapidly through summer. Ideal for grazing and or silage.

  • Ideal performance when alternate summer crops are limited by moisture and water availability
  • High water efficiency
  • Low ME & crude protein compared to other summer forage crops (e.g. brassica, chicory or plantain)
  • Efficient N users - Millet and sorghum have higher N use efficiency (kg DM/kg N) than most broad-leaf summer forage crops.
  • Millet and sorghum have minimal disease or pest threats compared to spring sown Brassicas.
  • Yields can be restricted by low summer temperatures.
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Forage Millet

Economical bulk feed

Forage Millet is a highly productive summer leafy forage crop that grows when you need it in summer. The fast growing versatile forage provides forage for grazing, hay and silage. Excellent regrowth potential when good moisture and nitrogen levels are available. Millet is also available in our Top Crop forage blends with companion species suchas as brassicas and herbs.

Sowing rate: 15-35kg/ha
Unit size: 25kg bags

Betta Graze Sorghum

Cold tolerance king. Southern Victorian specialist.

Excellent recovery from grazing or cutting, the fast growing nature of Betta Graze and its cold tolerance, mean it is the first forage sorghum you can plant and the first you can feed to any type of livestock.

Sowing rate: 20-25kg/ha
Unit size: 20kg bags

Super Sweet Sudan

Bred for harsh Australian conditions

The next generation hybrid. A unique Australian product, bred for Australian conditions. Super Sweet Sudan (SSS) is quick to graze and sustains multiple and intensive grazings. SSS produces high quality hay and round bale silage suitable for sheep and cattle.

Sowing rate: 10-16kg/ha
Unit size: 15kg bags

Mega Feed

An ultra-late all rounder forage sorghum

Its ultra-late maturity means it retains its high quality feed later than anything else. Strong early vigour means it can be sown early in the season to reduce the Spring feed gap and provide a range of options from grazing and baling through to standover feed and silage.

Mega Sweet Sorghum

Irresistable, flexible feed for grazing and pit silage

Mega Sweet forage sorghum is attractive to stock at any stage of growth, increasing its feed value and sweetness as it matures. Mega Sweet can be used for grazing or quality silage production but should be your first choice for grazing cattle.

Sowing rate: 8-12kg/ha
Unit size: 15kg bags


Ideal for pit silage production

Graze-N-Sile is a tall, grain-bearing forage sorghum hybrid. These unique attributes mean Graze-N-Sile produces high quantities of silage with high energy content. Graze-N-Sile is the ideal substitute for corn silage in dryland areas or in limited irrigation situation.

Sowing rate: 75-100,000 seeds/ha
Unit size: 20kg bag

Pronto Sorghum

Fast maturing for early grazing, hay & silage.

A consistent and affordable performer. Finely stemmed, Pronto is a leafy, early maturing, high yielding sorghum type Sudan grass.

Sowing rate: 15-30kg/ha
Unit size: 25kg bags

BMR Fuel Forage Sorghum

An early maturing BMR sorghum x sudan hybrid

BMR Fuel combines the benefits of a leafy forage sorghum with the BMR (Brown Mid Rib) gene trait for lower lignin, better digestibility and better overall quality crop.

Sowing rate: 15-30kg/ha
Unit size: 25kg bags

Forage Sorghum

Forage sorghum hybrids deliver large quantities of quality feed for grazing, hay or silage. There are large variety of forage sorghum to choose from, each with different characteristics—such as the cold tolerance & fast early growth of Betta Graze to Super Sweet Sudan’s ability to sustain multiple & intensive grazings. Crops such as sorghum and millet can produce feed at up to 300kg DM/ha/day.

  • Up to three times the water use efficiency of traditional perennial pastures over summer
  • No compromise or loss of feed value
  • Consistently high yields
  • Excellent pit or wrap silage
  • Suitable for all stock classes


Millet, a low cost option for summer feed, is a safe forage for your animals—containing no prussic acid (HCN) and does not require supplementation with sulphur or salt blocks. Compared with forage sorghum, temperate Millets can be sown earlier and will grow into late summer/early autumn. Millet is great for your pasture renovation program.

  • Fast growing low cost short term summer crop
  • High quality feed with multiple grazings (up to 4 cuts)
  • Valuable grazing, silage and hay crop
  • Good interim crop between seasons
  • Safe forage—no prussic acid
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Other Summer Forage Varieties

Our blends aim to optimise summer feed by producing more tonnes of dry matter per hectare compared to traditional pasture methods. They also provide an ideal break crop over the summer period before planting in Autumn.