STF-43 is an innovative blend of late-maturing, soft-leaved tall fescues. STF-43 produces impressive dry matter yields with exceptional levels of digestible fiber. STF-43 is the result of Barenbrug’s forage analyses program which measured NDF (neutral detergent fiber) and NDFd (NDF digestibility).
With the laboratory analyses, Barenbrug identified significant differences in amount of fiber (NDF) and its digestibility (NDFd) between improved varieties. STF-43 is formulated with varieties to provide exceptional levels of digestible fiber per pound of dry matter fed.
Fed to high-producing animals such as lactating dairy cows, STF-43 provides energy derived from digestible fiber as well as the valuble effects of fiber which together promote rumen health and productivity, and, in turn animal health and productivity. STF-43 is well-suited for hay and haylage/baleage production. It is an excellent selection for a mixed or interplanting with a legume. STF-43 is late maturing and endophyte-free.
Tall fescue is a very adaptable species and grows well in dry or wet conditions. It is also winter-hardy and persistant. Tall fescue grows early in the spring and has the potential for high dry-matter production with Nitrogen fertilization. Tall fescue is a good choice for wetlands.STF-43