Ration Choice® Corn Silage Hybrids Silage that nurtures your herd to its full potential
At Legacy Seeds, we believe in offering choices to corn silage producers to meet the needs of their dairy or livestock operation. Our RATION CHOICE® HYBRID (RCH) system allows you, as the producer, to choose which silage system works best for your farm, from high-yielding and high-forage-quality Flexible Acre varieties to high-yielding Leafy silage varieties.
FLEXIBLE ACRE HYBRIDS (FA)
Flexible Acre (FA) corn silage varieties offer many benefits to the corn silage producer. If you have the need to have more flexibility at harvest time, Flexible Acre varieties can be the right choice. Flexible Acre hybrids that have been tested for forage yield and digestibility, starch content and starch digestibility. Flex Acre hybrids work best in a 50:50 corn silage/alfalfa rations and where alfalfa is greater than 60% of the forage diet for dairy cattle.
LEAFY SILAGE HYBRIDS (LFY)
Using Legacy Brand Leafy Hybrids (LFY), you get exceptional tonnage per acre at a reduced planting rate than typical flexible acre or BMR hybrids. Leafy hybrids are bred specifically for corn silage and high-moisture shelled corn production. Leafy hybrids consistently have high stalk and leaf digestibility, along with improved starch digestion due to the use of more floury starch types and softer kernel textures. There are many benefits to using leafy hybrids such as: improved dry matter intake, ration flexibility, improved herd health, higher forage yields per acre with less seed cost per acre and superior fiber and starch digestibility. Leafy varieties can be best utilized in dairy rations where corn silage makes up greater than 60% of the forage dietor in an alfalfa diet where RFQ levels are greater than 160%.