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A highly productive short-term Italian ley.

The concept

HIGH D is a highly productive Italian ley which will give exceptional crops for silage, hay or grazing from a high input system. It is ideal for growers who want to produce the maximum amount of forage possible from their own land.

HIGH D has a very long growing season; its exceptional spring growth making it ideal for lamb finishing or early turnout. An early grazing can be followed by up to four cuts of quality silage and a late flush for grazing.


  • HIGH D is a better option than sowing a single Italian ryegrass variety
  • It will provide massive amounts of clean, quality forage throughout the year without any loss of production mid season
  • Includes two Italian ryegrasses, all of which perform very well compared to their rivals
  • MERIBEL and GEMINI are high yielding, all round varieties with excellent quality
  • Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys
  • HIGH D grows down to 3C soil temperature, extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering hogs

Supplied as 14kg per acre packs. Sowing: 1,202 seeds/m

High D (SCOT)

The product

When to sow

Grows at temperatures as low as 3C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.

When to cut

A first cut at the end of May, following a spring grazing will produce 70+ D value silage, with a second cut, five weeks later.

The ultimate silage mixture which will yield up to 17tDM/ha in its first year under high input management and will achieve up to six cuts a year

When to graze

Early grazing for turnout of ewes and lambs or finishing for long keep store lambs.

In the bag

7Kg Gemini - Italian ryegrass

7Kg Meribel - Italian ryegrass


Sowing rate 14 - kg per acre



Product PDF

  • Designed for use in Scotland
  • Contains only 1st choice SRUC varieties



9/10 Overseedable
9/10 Docks are a problem in the field
9/10 Ley is mainly for cutting with some grazing
9/10 Early spring growth is important
9/10 Short term
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