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DAIRY

The most cost effective feed for dairy cows available - grazed grass!

The concept

The ley has been developed from the performance of varieties on the Teagasc Pasture Profit Index (PPI), which ranks grass varieties according to their value in the Moorepark Dairy Systems Model a pasture-based system of milk production.

The PPI comprises: spring, mid-season and autumn grass Dry Matter (DM) production; grass quality (April to July inclusive), first & second cut silage DM production and persistency.

It rewards those varieties that shorten winter feeding such as spring and autumn grasses so cows can be kept in the fields for longer.

THE REASONS

  • DAIRY GRAZER is a mixture that has been designed specifically to maximise the grazing period for cows
  • All the varieties in the mixture deliver superior persistency results, meaning this mixture will deliver long-term quality grazing grass for dairy cows
  • DAIRY GRAZER has excellent resilience and remains good through autumn and into the first phase of winter
  • The varieties are recommended throughout the UK, in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Supplied as 14kg per acre packs. Sowing: 1,713 seeds/m

Dairy Grazer

The product

When to sow

Perennial ryegrass germinates at 8C; ensure this is sown when soil temperature is above 8C.

When to graze

It gives maximum production at times of the year (March - Nov) when grass is the most valuable and will form a dense, easily managed sward.

The mixture has been formulated to provide grass ready to be grazed for an early spring turnout and grazing ability throughout the season.

Livestock can enter when cover of 2,800kg DM/ha and exit at 1,700kg DM/ha.

When to cut

Although the varieties are selected for their grazing performance, DAIRY GRAZER is also capable of providing a top quality silage sward which can be utilised if grass growth exceeds the grazing animal. With proper management, swards can be closed off and cut at any time as  the later heading dates of the varieties in DAIRY GRAZER minimises the risk of stemmy growth or seed heads throughout the growing season.


In the bag

3Kg Ideal - Late Perennial Ryegrass (TET)

3Kg Clanrye - Late Perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

3Kg Drumbo - Late Perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

3Kg Glenarm - Late Perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

2Kg Dunluce - Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass (TET)

Features

10/10 Dairy
10/10 Long term / Permanent
8/10 Ley is mainly for grazing with some cutting
7/10 Medium term
6/10 Quick establishment
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