To be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed.  Montana State University Research Fees due on seed sold. PVP, Title V has been issued (Certificate #202000202).


Lavina/CDC Cowboy

Synonyms/Experimental #s


Release year


Breeding Program

Montana State University


Spring two-row

MT16F02902 is well-suited for production across all forage barley growing regions of Montana and is being released due to forage yield performance.

Agronomic Characteristics:

High performing forage line
• Taller plant height
• Longer grain fill period
• Higher percentage of plump seed

Forage Characteristics

Quality Strengths:

• Potential improvement of forage quality with lower NDF and ADF

Review the Variety Release Info/Data for Cowgirl here


Tune in as Research Associate Traci Hoogland highlights Cowgirl (aka "cross" in the video) as well as how we are using drone technology to advance our breeding efforts!

Traci Hoogland - Forage Breeding

Comparison of Cowgirl and Hays