BARMIX

The long-term, low input, high output mixture for beef and sheep enterprises

  • A highly successful, persistent, drought tolerant, high protein sward for beef and sheep production from a clover-based sward
  • BARMIX uses the best new soft-leaved cocksfoot and tall fescues to produce a highly palatable, very productive ley
  • As a result it produces considerably more grass than conventional ryegrass leys especially under low fertiliser usage

     

    • This innovative mixture has been developed by us to offer an alternative mixture for beef and sheep enterprises looking for a low input, high output mixture
    • The ryegrasses in the sward are highly productive, contributing to the total performance
    • Intensiv (cocksfoot), Barelite and Barolex (tall fescues) are proven in on-farm grazing trials to be highly palatable due to their soft leaves
    • Tall fescue is a winter active species and cocksfoot grows earlier in the spring than other species, delivering that vital early bit for lambing
    • Tall fescues Barelite and Barolex add excellent drought tolerance due to their deep rooted, persistent nature. They are also more tolerant of waterlogged soils

     

    WHEN TO SOW

    Sow when soil temperature is above 8°C. The mixture has been designed to deliver exceptional late winter and early spring growth.

     

    This mixture has a lower proportion of ryegrass, so will thrive on more marginal land and under a clover only or very low nitrogen system.

     

    WHEN TO CUT

    Produces exceptional silage cuts of extremely nutritious forage.

     

    BARMIX can be shut off mid season for a big bale silage cut or can be grazed all year.

     

    WHEN TO GRAZE

    This mixture can be grazed all year.

     

    Tall fescue and cocksfoot grow very rapidly, particularly in early spring, so to maintain the sward in its optimum condition, it's strongly recommended to tightly graze the sward from late winter.

     

    This stops the grass becoming too strong, ensuring it remains highly palatable to grazing animals or giving the best combination of quality and quantity when conserved.

     

    Composition
    Variety
    Species
    3.50kg
    Glenariff
    Intermediate perennial ryegrass (DIP)
    3.50kg
    Dundrum
    Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
    2.00kg
    Barolex
    Tall fescue
    2.00kg
    Barolite
    Tall fescue
    1.00kg
    Intensiv
    Cocksfoot
    1.00kg
    Comer
    Timothy
    1.00kg
    Ensign
    White clover blend
    Specifications
    Sowing rate/acre
    14kg per acre
    Sowing rate /m²
    2,814 seeds /m²
    Diverse range

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