Seed

Here at Farm Service Center (FSC), we specialize in alfalfa seed, and we use experts in grass seed to make recommendations in that area. In case you have never checked out a grass taxonomy manual, take my advice, call us. We have the experts at our beckon call and will work to get you the information and answers you are looking for. Dennis with Buffalo Brand has worked in the pasture business for what seems like forever and if there is something he doesn’t know, he will find out. We have mixes created that will suit your needs or we can get you a single variety if that is what you prefer. Just remember, our grass is not for smoking, its for your livestock or your customer’s livestock.

We are in the business to help you succeed. We have a customer near Bayfield, Colorado who is currently raising 7 ton to the acre of Orchard Grass on two hundred acres, and he is over sold. It is amazing what Great Seed, Great Soil Testing, Tremendous Team Work and the Right Fertilizer at the Right Time and in the Right Place can do.

With Farm Service Center’s help, you could be there too! We will help put the right variety together for you. Don’t hesitate, call or send us an email today!

Alfalfa Seed

The seed makes the difference. Ladak, Colorado Common and Ranger are still available, but if you are selling your hay to a dairy, they are looking for digestability and nutrition. There isn’t much demand for tree bark.

At Farm Service Center, we represent two of the most progressive brands available, Dairyland and Alforex. These are top brands on the market today and offer the finest genetics and they are non-GMO. There is a Roundup ready variety. These brands are selected for the traits you and your dairyman want. Email, Call or follow the links on this website to see which variety is right for your soil. With the exception of a few, we have samples of several varieties that have been planted and are producing right here in the San Luis Valley by Dairy Producers. Those producing our hay in the San Luis Valley have found it to be the best out there for milk production. Our Lo Lignin Alforex 360 may be a great one to try. It tested 316RFV and 330 RFQ its first year planted and is the first and only non-GMO Lo Lignin. Contact us for more information.

Available Buffalo Brand Seeds

*Please note, some seeds are in stock, all are available by order.

Dairyland Seed Alfalfa

Buffalo Brand Seed is proud to provide Dairyland Seed Alfalfa Hybrids and Varieties to Plains producers. Hybrid alfalfas with unparalleled plant population uniformity vigor, drought tolerance, water use efficiency, tonnage and forage quality. Industry-leading salt tolerance. Branch root growth capabilities providing superior saturated soil performance. The plant breeders at Dairyland Seed are raising alfalfa to new levels of productivity. Raise your productivity with Dairyland Seed alfalfa on your acreage.

Dairyland Seed Alfalfa Stats Form

Dairyland Seed Alfalfa

Buffalo Brand Seed is proud to provide Dairyland Seed Alfalfa Hybrids and Varieties to Plains producers. Get information on all of their best seeds for our climate.

  • Magnum 8 – Non-Hybrid (NEW!)
  • HybriForce 3430 – Hi-Gest Low Lignin
  • HybriForce 3420/Wet
  • HybriForce 3400
  • HybriForce 2600
  • Magnum 7
  • Magnum Salt
Dairyland Seed Alfalfa Info Form

Proprietary Alfalfa  – Medicago Sativa

Introduced, medium height, deeprooted, very productive, palatable perennial legume. Grown from sea level to elevations above 8,000 ft. Widely used for pasture, range and revegetation. Some spreading varieties available, but most have an upright growth habit. Fair drought tolerance. Many improved varieties available. Compatible with most dryland and irrigated forage grasses. Seed requires inoculation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria before planting. Bloat can be a problem when grazing alfalfa.

Proprietary Alfalfa – Medicago Sativa

Public Alfalfa

Introduced, medium height, deep-rooted, very productive, palatable perennial legume. Grown from sea level to elevations above 8,000 ft. Widely used for pasture, range and revegetation. Some spreading varieties available, but most have an upright growth habit. Fair drought tolerance. Many improved varieties available. Compatible with most dryland and irrigated forage grasses. Seed requires inoculation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria before planting. Bloat can be a problem when grazing alfalfa.

Public Alfalfa Form

Available Alforex Seeds

*Please note, some seeds are in stock, all are available by order.

AFX 460 Alfalfa

  • A high yield potential, Hi-Gest® alfalfa for geographies using fall dormancy 4-5 varieties
  • A product of forward breeding for improved yield and forage quality
  • Features improved fiber digestibility* and better animal performance when compared to other conventionally bred varieties. Variety patent pending
AFX 460 Alfalfa Form

Hi-GEST® 360 Alfalfa

  • A high yield potential, Hi-Gest variety with improved fiber digestibility*, intake and extent of digestion versus other conventional alfalfas
  • A product of traditional plant breeding with a variety patent pending
  • A variety that has been meeting grower and livestock producers expectations since the 2015 growing season
Hi-Gest 360 Alfalfa Form

AFX 469 Alfalfa

  • For growers who aggressively managed their established alfalfa acres
  • An 11% yield advantage versus PGI 557
  • FastGrowth ability shaves 3 to 5 days off the time between harvests to maximize seasonal yield
  • A strong 1.5 winter survival rating
AFX 469 Alfalfa Form

AFX 429 Alfalfa

  • A widely adapted variety that will maximize yield and quality under aggressive or relaxed harvest management systems
  • Strong multiple pest package including stem nematodes for western growers
  • Features stable yield performance into late harvest year when longer rotations are desired
AFX 429 Alfalfa Form

AFX 457 Alfalfa

  • Carries the complete package for high yield, persistence, and forage quality when establishing and growing alfalfa on high EC fields or with high EC irrigation water
  • Adapted to all areas of the Great Plains and Intermountain West, especially where salinity limits the production of dairy quality hay
  • Aggressive seeding growth for rapid stand establishment with or without salinity
AFX 457 Alfalfa Form

Rugged Alfalfa

  • Especially well adapted to the northern Great Plains and higher elevations of the Intermountain West
  • Fits irrigated or dryland crop management systems
  • Features bred-in grazing, germination salinity, and traffic/compaction tolerance
Rugged Alfalfa Form

PGI 557 Alfalfa

  • Debendable yield potential across a wide range of production geographies
  • Responds to best-management practices and can be aggressively managed
  • Features stable seasonal cut-to-cut yields and high forage quality for a conventional variety
PGI 557 Alfalfa Form

PGI 527 Alfalfa

  • For growers who aggressively manage and harvest their alfalfa acres
  • FastGrowth ability shaves 3 to 5 days off the time between harvests to maximize seasonal yield
  • Carries a strong, multiple-pest package to protect fast-growing plants and aggressively-managed acres
PGI 212 Alfalfa Form

PGI 212 Alfalfa

  • Adaptable, stable, winter-hardy variety for high-yield environments
  • Fits a wide range of growing conditions and harvest systems
  • Superb forage quality in a conventional variety to maximize animal performance
Rugged Alfalfa Form

405 Brand Alfalfa

  • Blend of proprietary alfalfa varieties for fields or situations when “the best” isn’t necessary, but value is
405 Brand Alfalfa Form

AFX 44 Brand Red Clover

  • Winter-hardy, medium red clover with more late-summer and early-fall growth than other commercial medium red clovers
  • Adapted for pasture or hay production all across the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeastern production zones
  • Competes well over time with other legumes and grasses in mixtures or in pure stands for hay or pasture
Red Clover Form

Optima Brand Orchardgrass

  • Late-maturing, long-lived, winter hardy perennial bunchgrass that can be grown alone or in mixture for hay or pasture
  • Widely adapted orchardgrass with increased tillering to produce a dense stand without the clumping of traditional varieties
  • Excellent rust resistance
  • An ideal component in mixtures with alfalfa
Optima Brand Orchardgrass Form

Mercury Brand Annual Ryegrass

  • Early-maturing annual ryegrass with cold tolerance for winter pasture in the southeastern U.S., or as early-harvest green-chop or silage, or as a cover crop in the northern half of the U.S.
  • Adapted to over-seeding into fields or pastures of other species to boost yields and quality. Responds to fertility and timely management.
  • Rust resistant
Mercury Brand Annual Ryegrass Form

Journey Brand Perennial Ryegrass

  • Cool-season, perennial ryegrass for use as pure stands or in mixtures for permanent pastures intended for 3 to 5+ productive harvest seasons
  • Responds to fertility, adequate moisture, and best grazing practices
  • When planting with legumes, or in mixtures with other grasses, reduce the seeding rate of Journey to prevent smothering by Journey’s fast growth habit
Journey Brand Perennial Ryegrass Form

Jetta Brand Italian Ryegrass

  • Cool-season, biennial tetraploid for use as a late-summer/early-fall cover crop or as a late spring planted nurse or forage crop
  • Being a biennial tetraploid, Jetta has a good chance of surviving winter, but will not put on a seed head when planted late spring
  • Use lower seeding rate if using as a nurse crop to establish legumes
Jetta Brand Italian Ryegrass Form

Charger Brand Teff Grass

  • Warm-season summer annual grass that produces multiple crops of high quality and palatable hay for horses, dairy and beef cattle
  • Low input crop that is easy to grow
Charger Brand Teff Grass Form

Imperial Brand Timothy

  • Late-maturing, perennial bunchgrass for the traditional timothy production area for hay, silage, or pasture
  • Best adapted to soils with good drainage
  • Responds to best management practices when grown alone or in mixtures
  • Very good seedling vigor and can be established in the spring or fall
Imperial Brand Timothy Form

Revive Brand Pasture Mix

  • Mixture of coolseason grasses selected for forage quality, season long productivity, palatability and persistence
  • Features perennial grasses that do well when interseeded into worn-out pastures or hay fields to rejuvenate productivity
  • Endophyte-free grasses; does not contain a legume component
Revive Brand Pasture Mix Form

Saltlander Forage Grass Mix

  • Mixture of perennial grasses with salt tolerance for the semi-arid Plains and West with 10 to 18″ of annual precipitation
  • For season-long pasture, dry hay or dual purpose, as well as conservation practices
  • Forage quality comparable to brome and orchardgrass and very palatable to livestock
Saltlander Forage Grass Mix Form

Equine Brand Hay & Pasture Mix

  • Includes perennial species that recover quickly after close grazing and other species that contribute to yield and palatability when harvested as hay
  • Endophyte-free and does not contain a legume component
Equine Brand Hay & Pasture Mix Form

All Grass Pasture Mix

  • All Grass Pasture Mix can be used for pasture, hay production, wildlife habitat or soil conservation plantings
  • Components, as a mixture, adapt to a wide range of growing conditions and soil types
  • Versatile, economical mixture for season-long production
All Grass Pasture Mix Form