The practice of growing sorghum for forage is expanding into new regions as farmers and livestock producers are seeing the benefits for their land, water and livestock. Successful livestock production needs forage that has energy, protein and digestible fiber and that can be grown at a sufficient amount for a low cost. Sorghum can do this for a wide range of the U.S.
Typically, dairy farmers turn to corn and alfalfa to achieve forage needs, but when part of a properly balanced ration, forage sorghum can provide high-quality silage comparable to corn at a lower per-acre cost ratio.
Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems, provides trial research on the renewed interest in forage sorghum.DOWNLOAD PDF