Updated July 19, 2018

CDC Maverick

SeCan | Technical Bulletin | Performance Data

Two-row forage barley with smooth awns and CDC Cowboy parentage.

High forage yield potential, and very large plump grain with high test weight.

Ideally suited to lower input management and areas with lighter soils or drought conditions but will produce top forage yields under almost all conditions across Western Canada.


This two row forage type barley variety has high silage potential and good lodging resistance. Tall with a tremendous amount of plant matter, this barley is tops in dryland silage trials. Designed to provide good yields with minimal crop inputs, Cowboy is a good choice for those who want to seed something without a lot of fuss or costs. Our experience with this variety is that when harvested for grain, it will produce a plump seed kernel with a high test weight even under tough conditions. This variety is best suited for dryland applications as it is too tall for irrigation.


Don Hubble
Don Hubble

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