Sorghum

Lidea benefits from the first sorghum research program in Europe. The varietal results demonstrate the quality of the sorghum genetics adapted to Europe, that is why Lidea genetics represent more than 20% of seeds sown throughout geographical Europe. Our aim is to offer farmers and processors high potential varieties, adapted to all climatic conditions and for all market segments.
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Sorghum is the fifth most cultivated cereal in the world, which is very popular in Africa and now in Europe which is a booming market. 

In addition to its nutritional values for human food, sorghum is also attractive because of its price with less input needs, no matter what the destination of the feed ration: pigs, poultry, layers, dairy cow, pet food, fish and birds. 

Sorghum should not be considered as a substitute cereal, but rather a lever to improve the profitability ratios of industrial feed. 

Here, you can consult the largest sorghum portofolio in Europe.

A HIGHLY PROMISING CEREAL FOR ANIMAL FEED

While 60% of wheat, barley and maize in Europe are destined for animal feed, sorghum plays a complementary role: high in protein, with starch to provide energy unsaturated fatty acids and good tolerance to mycotoxins in the field, it enhances the sanitary and nutritional quality of feed diets. Sorghum offers a safeguard for animal nutrition.

In addition to its nutritional values, sorghum is also attractive because of its price with less input needs, no matter what the destination of the feed ration: pigs, poultry, layers, dairy cow, pet food, fish and birds. Sorghum should not be considered as a substitute cereal, but rather a lever to improve the profitability ratios of industrial feed.

Beyond its agronomic and ecological qualities, the grain of sorghum is nutritionally comparable to the other cereal grains in terms of protein, energy, vitamins, minerals but also it is a rich source of fibre.

SORGHUM FOR FOOD: AN ASSET FOR HEALTH

Its chemical composition is extremely interesting because the dried grain contains fiber and natural antioxidants. It is gluten-free and can be used in the gluten-free diet. Due to its composition, this cereal is highly digestible and easily assimilated. It also contains important minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus. Grains contain vitamins such as niacin (vitamin B6) and vitamin E which make this food rich from a nutritional point of view. Sorghum is an ally to fill up with energy.

Sorghum can be found in different forms such as flour, whole grain, pasta, milk, flaked, pop sorghum, sorghum flakes, energy bar, beer and spirit and many others.

SORGHUM FODDER: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR BETTER USE

Depending on the use of single-cut fodder sorghum, the growing areas and the sowing dates, the selection criteria and their hierarchy vary. The earliness of heading and harvest, the levels and components of the energy value, the susceptibility to lodging, as well as the yields and their regularity must be taken into account, without forgetting the vigor at the start.

  • GROUPE 1 SINGLE-CUT FODDER GRAIN SORGHUM: medium height, rich in starch and early
  • GROUPE 2 SINGLE-CUT FODDER SORGHUM: high height, low starch and more late
  • GROUPE 3 SINGLE-CUT FODDER SORGHUM BIOMASS : industrial uses