Farmers held a love/hate relationship with
their tall fescue pasture grasses before the days of MaxQ. They struggled
with the realities of grazing livestock:
- Traditional tall fescue pasture grasses are persistent, yet can be
toxic to horses, cattle, sheep and other livestock.
- Traditional (Kentucky 31) Tall Fescue grass would cause lower weaning rates, poor cattle
performance, and low birth rates. MaxQ is the result of
many years of research conducted by the University of
Georgia, and Ag Research, a New Zealand based company, to find a pasture grass that not only prevented
the traditional problems in livestock, but also promoted
healthier, more productive cattle.
Benefits of Max Q Tall Fescue Grass:
- Proven to work - Over 10 years of use by farmers and ranchers
- Friendly to cattle, horses and sheep - no fescue toxicities
- Improved animal performance - more pounds of meat per acre
- Economic gain to the livestock producer - lower costs per
pound of meat produced
- Better plant density than fungus free tall fescue forage
- Better summer survival than fungus free tall fescue forage
- Contains a beneficial endophyte
- MaxQ is completely natural and is produces with no chemicals or genetic engineering
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Tall Fescue is the grass farmers love to hate. "It's our main feed and
our main problem," some have been heard to say. It is persistent, yet it can be toxic to livestock. Lower conception rates, lower weaning weights and poor cattle performance are typical problems caused by the fungus living inside of fescue
Endophyte-Free Tall Fescue Is Not The Answer
Taking the fungus out does not help because fungus free fescue
has poor summer survival. This can lead to rapid stand loss.
The Solution - MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass With Friendly Endophytes
Breakthrough technology in the from of a non-toxic fungus offers the best solution to this problem. MaxQ Tall fescue with it's non-toxic fungus produces excellent
weight gains in University grazing studies. These same studies show remarkable
stand persistence even after two prolonged summer droughts.
Results...From MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass
MORE pounds of beef per acre at a LOWER COST per
pound of beef produced!
HORSES Graze MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass With No Adverse Effects
Read about the advantages of using MaxQ
for your horse pasture.
To increase the Productivity OF YOUR MaxQ FESCUE PASTURE
Read more on MaxQ Planting Tips
Read yearly planning guide for successful MaxQ Tall Fescue Pasture establishment.
planting rate is 20-25 lbs per acre - see below*
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news" about MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass Seed
MaxQ brings livestock farmers into the
21st century with a technology that could (and will if planted & grazed properly) significantly increase the
profits cattle bring at market. This innovative pasture grass
eradicates all concerns of fescue toxicities in cattle, horses, sheep and other livestock. It has been
shown to persist, even through droughts. So what exactly is MaxQ and
what can it do for you?
MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass Features & Facts
- MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass See is a breakthrough technology combining a non-toxic
fungus with an endophyte free tall fescue pasture grass.
MaxQ is a
healthy forage for cattle, horses
and sheep - no concerns
of fescue toxicities
a financial boost for cattle farmers:
more pounds of beef per acre
lower cost per pound of beef produced
very persistent - even after two prolonged summer
Max Q is
an all natural product - Non-GMO
MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass is Safe for equine use w/horses - <<Click the link
nutritionally better for cattle than older Varieties of Tall Fescue Grass such as Kentucky 31
MaxQ has been extensively
studied and field tested with documented success thus presenting a low risk to farmers when switching pasture grass
This renowned tall fescue pasture grass solution called MaxQ is completely natural with no chemicals or
genetic engineering involved in the process.
Quick Facts On Converting or Planting MaxQ Tall Fescue
To achieve a successful MaxQ stand, farmers
should clear their pastures of all existing fescue in the
spring. The following steps will prevent the toxic
fescue from blooming and provide a "clean slate" for
fall MaxQ establishment:
Optimal MaxQ Seeding Dates:
- Midwest/Northeast - August/September or March/April*
- South - September/October/November
*Important Planting Note: The friendly endophytes in MaxQ Tall Fescue have a limited lifespan and must be planted by May 10th of each year to ensure that the plants have active
(live) friendly endophytes. For instance if you buy the MaxQ Tall Fescue seeds in the fall they must be planted by May 10th of the following year. We recommend fall planting of MaxQ
Tall Fescue seed where possible.
-Soil temperature should be warmer than 55 degrees F at 4"
depth. This generally occurs when daytime AIR temps are between 60 and 75 degrees.
- 20 lbs./acre in tilled seed bed
- 25 lbs./acre in no-till seed bed
Testimonials From Farmers & Ranchers About MaxQ Tall Fescue Grass
MaxQ is a proven success both in the research lab and in the field. Test plantings occurred
all over the southeast with farmers standing in line to give
their opinion of this exciting time in the livestock industry. MaxQ is still performing and is a best seller as farmers and rancher alike switch their pastures from toxic tall fescue to
MaxQ. See the testimonials listed below.
"MaxQ is the best
of all pasture products out there. It combines the best fescue
grass with the new toxin-free endophyte to create the most
effective product, yet."
-Mr. "Curly" Cook, president of the Georgia
"MaxQ produces a very
high return on investment with minimal preparation work. We
sprayed the resident fescue and planted millet over what was
left to smother it out. We were able to graze the millet over
the summer, so we lost no time. I feel certain we will more than
regain the cost of switching over to MaxQ. I jumped at the
chance to be a part of the test plantings."
-Mr. Rozier Wingate, participating farmer in MaxQ test
“I’m determined to get rid of all the Kentucky 31 in my fields,” said Ron Locke, who is in his fourth season of systematically killing off 25-acre swaths of the old Kentucky 31 across his 400-acre cattle farm in Long Lane, Missouri. He breeds cattle, develops Black Angus bulls and is adamant about his grassland renovation. “The vast majority of our forage in Southwest Missouri is Kentucky 31 and it’s causing big economic losses across the state,” said Locke, who follows a recommended spray, smother, spray procedure to eradicate his old fescue.
- Ron Locke, Cattle Breeder in Long Lane, Missouri.
“Eight years later, this grass is just as green, tolerant and persistent as the first day my cattle grazed it,” explained Hunt, who plans to replace 200 acres of pastureland with the healthy
MaxQ tall fescue grass variety.
- Whitey Hunt, Cattle Farmer, Madison, Georgia
MAXQ FESCUE TECHNICAL
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