When choosing a malt barley variety, you should consider whether the local grain elevators are buying that barley variety for malt. Check out the Canadian Malt Barley Technical Centre for an updated list of the most accepted malt barley varieties for the year. Below see our list of available 2 row malting barley seed varieties:
Feed / Forage Barley
We choose forage and feed barley varieties based on their tonnage and/or total seed yield per acre. In our experience we have found the following barley grain varieties to meet the proper criteria and quality for us to promote. Below is our list of feed barley seed varieties:
If interested in buying, please contact us for malt barley and feed barley seed prices and we will get back to you as soon as possible with the price per bushel.
Barley Variety Videos
How long does it take for barley to grow?
Feed and Malt Barley seed take on average 91 days to mature according to the 2018 Sask Seed Guide . The guide uses AC Metcalfe, a SeCan malt barley variety, as the check.
How do you germinate barley seed?
Steps to Germinating Barley Seed:
- Wet a paper towel and lay if flat on a tray.
- Distribute the barley seed evenly over the paper towel.
- Wet a second paper towel sheet and lay it over the barley seeds.
- Over the next few days periodically add water to keep the barley moist, but not soaked.
Is barley better than wheat?
Barley seed is better than wheat seed as a fodder and feed crop.
- A barley crop for fodder is typically higher in Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) versus a wheat crop for fodder.
- As a feed grain, wheat has a higher TDN value where as barley typically has a higher fiber content.
Are oats and barley the same?
No, oats and barley are not the same crop but they are both cereal grains. In recent years, a key food difference is that oats are gluten free and barley is not.