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The 2013 lineup of DEKALB Silage Proven® products provide high-quality feed with improved digestibility for dairy and beef cattle.  With industry-leading genetics, their high level of nutritional quality and high-tonnage yield potential help farmers produce more milk per acre and more milk per ton.

Among these top-performing products are DEKALB® Genuity® VT Triple PRO® DKC61-88 brand, which is new to the Silage Proven lineup for 2013, and DEKALB® Genuity® SmartStax® DKC53-45RIB blend brand. Both products give dairy and beef producers the high-performance silage quality they demand and another option for maximizing productivity on their farms.

“DEKALB Silage Proven products are screened to attempt to deliver the highest-yielding and highest nutritional-value products to the marketplace,” says Mark Richhart, DEKALB dairy and silage specialist.  “Only products that provide high net energy for lactation and higher tonnage are designated as Silage Proven.”

For higher quality feed, farmers are also encouraged to combine DEKALB Silage Proven products with DEKALB® brand Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa to get more high quality hay per acre that can lead to higher quality milk products.

Silage Proven corn products also offer growers a broad selection of built-in traits that provide protection against pests like corn rootworms, corn borers and corn earworms, along with tolerance to Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides in a single seed.

For more information, farmers can contact their local DEKALB® Dealer, visit and follow its business on

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Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed is available for sale and distribution by authorized Seed Companies or their dealers for use in the United States only. This seed may not be planted outside of the United States, or for the production of seed, or sprouts.

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS).Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. Do not export Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: RIB Complete® corn blend does not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn is a blended seed corn product. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.

Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible. 

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. DEKALB®, Genuity and Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, Silage Proven and Design®, SmartStax®, and VT Triple PRO® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2012 Monsanto Company.

For further information: Danielle Stuart: (314)-694-2478