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Ensign Red is a blend of red clovers which balances production through the growing season, while maintaining excellent persistency and disease resistance.

Managed correctly, red clover swards can meet the forage requirements of many farms and significantly improve protein contents and overall feed value of the winter forage. 

It is better suited to silage production than white clover because of a much more erect growth habit and its significantly higher forage yields.


Available in pack sizes of: 5kg or 25kg

Sowing rate: Up to 2.5kg per acre

Also available as Organic Red Clover Blend

Ensign Red

The product

BENEFITS

  • Red clover silage has a high crude protein content of 16% to 20% and a ME content of 10 to 12MJ/kg DM
  • Because red clover is high in phyto-oestrogen, breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping
  • Store/fat lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths
  • Low levels of structural carbohydrate in the leaf result in higher intakes, better feed conversion and therefore improved animal performance

In the bag

60% Discovery - Red clover

40% Lemmon - Red clover

Information

Nitrogen fixation

Potential nitrogen fixation for red clover up to 200kg N/ha

Features

10/10 Autumn sheep grazing
8/10 Medium term
8/10 Low nitrogen input
8/10 Short term
8/10 Protein production required
8/10 Ley is mainly for cutting with some grazing
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