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Alfalfa

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The Basics

Annual yield in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years

tons DM/acre

Value of alfalfa forage at 150 RFQ

$/ton of 85% DM hay

CAN $ CAN $

Alfalfa inclusion rate in dairy cow diet

lbs DM/cow/day

Average amount of alfalfa forage fed per cow per day (DM basis) in your herd Average amount of alfalfa forage fed per cow per day (DM basis) in your herd

Milk Price

$/cwt of milk

CAN $ CAN $
Current price per hundredweight (100-lbs, cwt) of milk Current price per hundredweight (100-lbs, cwt) of milk

The Seeding Costs

Seeding coating level

light coat= 9%, heavy coat = 34%

%

For a seeding rate of 60 seeds/ft2, you will need 15lbs/ac of 9% light-coated seed, or 20lbs/ac of 34% heavy-coated seed

For a seeding rate of 60 seeds/ft2, you will need 15lbs/ac of 9% light-coated seed, or 20lbs/ac of 34% heavy-coated seed

Alfalfa seed price

$ per 50-lb bag of seed

CAN $ CAN $
Price is total cost of alfalfa seed including the Technology Fee Price is total cost of alfalfa seed including the Technology Fee

HarvXtra® technology fee

$ per 50-lb bag of seed

CAN $ 300 CAN $
Technology fee for alfalfa varieties with HarvXtra® Technology
Technology fee for alfalfa varieties with HarvXtra® Technology

True Seed Cost per acre1

$/acre

CAN $ 190 CAN $
Calculated using a 60 seeds/sq. ft. seeding rate, 90% germination, seed coat level, and seed price
Calculated using a 60 seeds/sq. ft. seeding rate, 90% germination, seed coat level, and seed price

HarvXtra® Technology Cost per acre

$/acre

CAN $ 85 CAN $
Calculated using a 60 seeds/sq. ft. seeding rate, 90% germination, seed coat level, and Technology fee of $300 per bag
Calculated using a 60 seeds/sq. ft. seeding rate, 90% germination, seed coat level, and Technology fee of $300 per bag

Your Farm Benefits

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1. Delayed Cut, One Less Cut with HarvXtra® Technology

Value for One Season ($/acre) Value for Bag of Seed ($/bag)

Higher seasonal tonnage

% increase in seasonal tons due to extended harvest intervals

%

Value of eliminating one cut each season

based on harvest costs per acre per cut (excludes seeding year)

CAN $ CAN $

Expected stand life increase

value of lower seeding costs per acre (in years)

Difference vs conventional variety

Delayed Cut, One Less Cut advantage

Total of delayed cut advantages

2. Same Cuts, Higher Quality with HarvXtra® Technology

Value for One Season ($/acre) Value for Bag of Seed ($/bag)

RFQ advantage due to reduced lignin

points of RFQ increase per ton at every cutting

Milk increase from higher energy content2

impact of fiber digestibility on ME and MP (lbs/cow/day)

Milk increase from higher DM intake2

impact of fiber digestibility on DMI (lbs/cow/day)

Difference vs conventional variety

Same Cuts, Higher Quality Advantage

Average of forage quality advantages

3. Clean Fields, Higher Yields Roundup Ready® Technology

Value for One Season ($/acre) Value for Bag of Seed ($/bag)

Herbicide cost savings in seeding year

cost savings for Roundup versus Raptor herbicide - $/acre/yr

CAN $ CAN $

Yield advantage in seeding year

% increase in seeding year yield for Roundup herbicide versus Raptor

%

RFQ advantage in seeding year

points of RFQ increase during seeding year due to better weed control

Difference vs conventional variety

Clean Fields, Higher Yields Roundup Ready® Technology

Total of RR alfalfa advantages

1Alfalfa has 220,000 raw seeds per pound; 90% germination; 50-lbs per bag; seeding rate of 60 seeds/sq. ft.; cost rounded to nearest $5;

2Suggested increase in milk/cow/day due to higher fiber digestibility energy or DMI is based on Cornell nutrition model prediction (see results below) ME= metabolizable energy; MP= metabolizable protein; DMI= dry matter intake

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