Oat Seed:

Schmidt Farms of Auburn, LLC offers the following white oat varieties for 2024 spring planting:

Click here to download a PDF of the MCIA 2022 Oat and Barley Variety Trial Results.

All of our oat seed is de-bearded, precision cleaned, treated with Warden Cereals II and packaged in 2 bushel bags.  50 bushel tote bags are also available upon request. 

Retail price for the 2024 season is $14.00 per bushel.


2020 East Lansing Oat Yields (MSU data):

Variety: Origin: Yield (bushel/ac)
Rushmore South Dakota State 137.7
Esker (yellow) University of Wisconsin 131.5
Antigo University of Wisconsin 136.2
Hayden South Dakota State 126.9
Ida Michigan State University 139.3
Horsepower South Dakota State 140.4


Varietal Characteristics


Grain Color

Test Weight Plant Height Straw Strength Maturity Crown Rust BYD Virus
Esker Yellow Good Medium Good Mid Season R R
Robust White/tan Good Medium Very Good Early R R
Ida White Good Medium Good Early MR R
Newdak White Fair Medium Very Good Med Early MR MR
Prairie Tan Fair Medium Very Good Mid Season MR R
Ogle Yellow Fair Short Excellent Early R R

Key:  S = Susceptible, MS = Moderately Susceptible, MR = Moderately Resistance, R = Resistant

Information Source: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan