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27 August 2018

Using sorghum silage as feed for dairy and suckler herd

Silage sorghums BMR without grains – Dual-purpose use  sorghums – Grain Sorghum – Silage sweet sorghums BMR with grains The existing broad genetic diversity of sorghum is a real opportunity for the nutrition of ruminants. However, this diversity can also be seen as difficult in managing the feeding of a cattle herd. The aim of this article is […]

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27 August 2018

Discover our field trials

In order to show farmers the genetic progress of sorghum, Sorghum ID implemented 9 field trials in different countries, from Austria to Iran. They were implanted thanks to local partners and visits are organised in each of them. The table hereunder shows dates and locations. On each platform, 20 to 25 hybrids (grain and silage) […]

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27 August 2018

Sorghum, water and profitability. Farmers testify.

For Eric Zambon, Henri-Bernard Cartier, Herve Clamens, Thierry Duviau and Yvon Parayre, sorghum is profitable and does not need much water.

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09 July 2018

Online registrations are open!

“Sorghum the safe bet for the future”   Le 7 & 8 novembre 2018 à Milan Hotel Sheraton (Milan Malpensa International Airport). This event is open to a very broad audience: trade organisations and agricultural producers, scientists and technical institutes, collectors and traders, national and European administrations, seed and plant production companies and all stakeholders involved […]

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25 June 2018

The Arterris cooperative has been using sorghum since the 1980s

Miguel Lardeux, Head of monogastric market in Arterris On the monogastric market, sorghum represents about 3,000 tons of rax material out of the 17 to 18,000 tons of processed feed.

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25 June 2018

Sorghum: they talk about us in the media!

Still little known in Europe, sorghum can count on information relays in the specialised media. Since the launch of the information campaign orchestrated by Sorghum ID in September 2017, numerous articles have been published in the agricultural press. Be it the sorghum’s environmental, agronomic or economic assets, its outlets or even its cultivation techniques … […]

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25 June 2018

Sorghum is settling everywhere in Europe, as evidenced in 4 countries

  After Bulgaria, Spain and Romania, sorghum is the talk of the town in the South-West of France. And it is only the beginning. Sorghum ID in Bulgaria to promote sorghum with animal feed industries: In the framework of the promotion plans, Sorghum ID participated on 20 April in a conference organised by BFMA (Bulgarian […]

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12 June 2018

Pop! Pop? Discover Pop Sorghum!

  The Healthy Crop LTD, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, are pioneering the consumer sorghum trend with their first product, lil’POP, a packaged popped sorghum snack. Founder, Sydney Chasin, diagnosed with coeliac disease at age 7 and grown up in a small US farm town, has been consuming sorghum grain in a multitude of applications—everything from […]

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03 May 2018

O de MILA The Naturally Gluten-free Beer rewarded at the FRANCE BEER CHALLENGE

  www.francebierechallenge.fr The very young Ô de MILA beer, naturally Gluten-free, was silver medallist at the 2018 Competition! Located in Occitanie (a region in the South-West of France), the SOMA company prepares its Ô de MILA beer by getting involved in all stages, from the farmer’s field to the final consumer. Ô de MILA’s “Naturally […]

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03 March 2018

Sorghum: nutritive assets attractive for animal feed

  The 2017 European sorghum grain harvest accounts among the bests of the past 10 years and has achieved a significant increase in terms of production which is due to an increase in acreages and yields compared to 2016. Generally, the climatic conditions of 2017 have allowed limiting water-stresses during the sensitive phase around ear […]

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09 February 2018

Poster presentation for the 2nd European Congress of Sorghum : submit your application.

  The 2nd European Sorghum Congress will be held on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan (Sheraton Hotel / Malpensa International Airport). The detailed programme and registration procedures will be sent in early May.   The Congress will be based on 3 workshops: . Genetics and breeding . Agronomy and economy . Transformation and outlets as […]

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08 February 2018

Daniel PEYRAUBE elected Sorghum ID President

  Following the Constitutive General Assembly of the European inter-branch sorghum association – Sorghum ID – on 26 September 2017 in Brussels, the organisation held its first Board Meeting last Thursday (18 January). During this meeting, at which the 5 members of the Bureau were elected, with Daniel PEYRAUBE as its President. Download

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13 December 2017

Sorghum ID at the MVC exhibition in Moscow from 30 January – 1 February 2018

  We are looking forward to seeing you at the MVC agricultural exhibition “Cereals – Mixed feeds – Veterinary” to discover the uses of sorghum in animal feed. On our stand you will find all necessary information about sorghum in terms of use, composition and nutritional value for animal feed. Where? Russia, 129223, Moscow, Prospekt […]

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11 December 2017

Sorghum and You. Tell us everything!

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28 November 2017

“Sorghum in the 21st Century”, Congress South Africa

  The programme will comprise five cross-cutting themes: Accelerating progress in advanced breeding for improved crop adaptation to climate risks Improving productivity and increasing profitability to expand opportunities across global markets Enhancing resilience in the face of biotic and abiotic challenges Tackling key issues in food security and farming systems for improved livelihoods for the […]

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27 November 2017

Sorghum under the spotlight during UFS roundtable

  During the General Assembly of the UFS (French Union of Seed Producers), experts Arnaud Bouxin (FEFAC) and Frédéric Guedj (Euralis Seeds) took part in a roundtable on how to meet export expectations. They notably discussed the progress of European genetic selection over the last 30 years, and how it is nowadays possible to obtain […]

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16 November 2017

The European Union supports the promotion of sorghum in Iran

Commissioner Phil Hogan, accompanied by leaders of European agricultural organisations, was on a high-level mission to Iran from 11 to 13 November in order to promote EU agricultural products and co-operation with Iran. Also involved in the mission, FNPSMS (French inter-branch federation of maize and sorghum seeds) – represented by its Director Thierry Gokelaere – […]

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02 November 2017

Agro Complex Kiev, Ukraine

From 31 October to 2 November, Sorghum ID set out to discover Ukraine and its farming. This very agricultural country has indisputably become a global farming power over the past few years. Sorghum is not new to Ukraine, as it is cultivated on around 80,000 ha each year. The crop is now the talk of […]

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27 October 2017

ESA Congress in Riga, Latvia.

The ESA (European Seeds Association) annual Congress took place from 8 to 10 October. This gathering of European seed experts was an opportunity for Sorghum ID to present its objectives but also to provide a state of play on the production of sorghum (grain-silage-seed) around the world and particularly in Europe. The video clip promoting […]

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22 October 2017

AgroComplex Kiev: meeting in Ukraine on 31 October, 1 and 2 November at the Sorghum ID stand (Hall C2).

Actions to promote sorghum will also be implemented in Ukraine under the European promotion programmes. Sorghum ID will welcome visitors to its stand, where technical guides about the cultivation of silage and grain sorghum will be available. Information concerning the possible uses of sorghum and European genetic varieties will also be distributed to visitors.

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16 October 2017

Sorghum ID present in « Indagra », the international agricultural exhibition of Bucharest

Thanks to this important agricultural exhibition that took place from 25 to 29 October, Sorghum ID was able to help Romanian farmers discover – or re-discover – sorghum. Indeed, under communism, the sorghum acreage was close to 100,000 ha, compared to 20,000 ha nowadays, demonstrating the potential of this crop, especially taking into account today’s […]

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16 October 2017

Indagra Bucharest: Sorghum ID invites you to Bucharest from 25 to 29 October. 

Through its own stand (Hall C1), Sorghum ID invites you to discover sorghum. Here you will be able to learn more about both the use and the assets of sorghum thanks to the technical documentation put at your disposal. Sorghum will no longer be a secret to you! During this exhibition, Sorghum ID will hold […]

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12 October 2017

Press Trips: the European Press discovers sorghum in the region of Occitania

  Two press trips were organised at the end of September under the promotion plans that started in spring 2017. They involved 9 journalists from EU member states (France, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and Romania) and 9 journalists from Russia and Ukraine.   Main objective: promote sorghum on a genetic, agronomic, economic and environmental level, as […]

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12 October 2017

Constitutive Assembly, birth of « Sorghum ID » : the construction of the European sector

  It is necessary to recall that it is on the basis of the state of play of sorghum in Europe that, at the beginning of 2016, an idea and several projects were developed at the initiative of Fnpsms (French Federation for seed maize and seed sorghum) members, in order to work towards building a […]

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