Organic MN-Equinox 6-Row Winter Barley

Certified Blue Tag
  • New 6-row facultative winter barley for animal feed released by U of MN
  • Bred for superior winter hardiness in the upper Midwest
  • Seed increase field had good winter survival for the past 2 winters near Farmington, MN
  • Facultative characteristics, can be planted in fall or spring and makes viable grain
  • Early maturity
  • Standability deteriorates after maturity; ensure timely harvest
  • Moderately susceptible to spot blotch, especially when spring-planted
  • Not available until Fall 2022

$28.00 / 48lb Bushel Bag

Quantity Price
1 - 9 $28.00
10 - 39 $25.00
40 - 199 $24.50
200+ $24.00
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Barley is an annual cereal grain used primarily for livestock feed and forage, and for malting. Barley grain has a similar nutrient profile to corn making it a valuable and versatile feed grain. Spring Barley seed is planted early in the spring and prefers well-drained, fertile soils for optimum production (avoid ground that had corn as the previous crop). We have field-tested organic, 2-row, and 6-row barley seed varieties for sale that fit the diverse needs of producers.

Fall Planting Date Trials and Winter Survivability, University of Minnesota Extension

Malting Barley Marketing Outlets

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by Albert Lea Seed. Contact malting operations before planting barley to market.

Anheuser-Busch Contract For Change

ID (Organic)

Moorhead, MN (Malt Plant)

ID, MT, ND (Grain Elevators)

Proximity Malt

Colorado, Delaware, Wisconsin

Proximity Malt

John Anderson


Preferred Varieties: LCS Violetta, LCS Genie

Rahr Malting

Shakopee, MN

(952) 445-1431

Contact name: Ron Volpi

Contract Method: Pre-contract

Preferred Varieties: AAC Synergy, Pinnacle, Explorer, Lacey

Briess Malting

Chilton, WI

(920) 849-7711

Contact name: Joe Tulius

Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy, Pinnacle


Detroit Lakes, MN

(218) 844-6258

Contact name: Randy Peterson / Kaj Peterson

Contract Method: spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy


Milwaukee, WI


Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: Mayflower, Voyager

Vertical Malt

Crookston, MN


Contact name: Adam Wagner

Contract Method: does not purchase

Preferred Varieties: ND Genesis, ACC Synergy

Two Track Malting

Bismark, ND