Highland Specialty Grains has a robust breeding program which develops new and improved varieties of barley for forage. We have varieties that are for general licensing by anybody in our network of seed dealers. We also work with associates to develop varieties specifically for their customers.

Stockford has been a very popular hooded (awnless) forage barley variety. Our barley breeding program has been successful in developing varieties that are even better than Stockford. ‘Vaquero’ is our replacement for Stockford. It is a few inches taller than Stockford with significantly less lodging and better feed value. Improve your forage yield and quality by stepping up to ‘Vaquero’.