PROTA PLUS

Grass & clover rich protein blend

  • PROTA PLUS is an exceptionally versatile mixture which can provide a number of benefits.
  • It is an ideal break crop in any arable rotation or an exciting alternative to brassicas in livestock systems.

 How it works

  • BARMULTRA II provides high yields of high quality grass into the second year
  • CONTEA Crimson clover is an erect type single-cut annual clover, which will grow from seed to flowering in around 120 days. It should be cut before flowering for maximum quality
  • LIGHTENING Persian clover is more prostrate type multi-cut annual species

 

Animal benefits

  • Suitable for any livestock class including breeding sheep
  • High yields of high protein (20%), high ME (12-14MJ) silage achievable
  • Very long growing season
  • Can shorten finishing period and lower winter feeding requirements compared to grass only

 

Environmental benefits

  • Requires no Nitrogen applications in the first year
  • Can leave up to 50kg N/ha in the soil for subsequent crops
  • Attractive to bees and other insects
  • Cleaner ground conditions than traditional brassica feeding systems and no bare soil over winter
  • Aggressive root system can improve soil structure and contribute to soil organic matter

 

Utilisation: Graze, cut or both with a minimum height: 8cm post cutting or 6cm post grazing

Sowing period: Spring, soil ≥ 10°C

Utilisation period: Up to 18 months after sowing

 

Cover crop

An ideal cover crop for arable rotations, helping to improve soil health, structure, fertility and organic matter, resulting in improved yields and financial savings as well as providing other benefits.

 

Cover crops can bring agronomic and environmental benefits with the active growth, deep rooting, ground cover and habitat provision providing benefits in rotations over a bare fallow and helping to reduce nutrient losses via run-off and leaching and soil erosion.

Composition
Variety
Species
6.00kg
Barmultra II
Italian ryegrass (TET)
4.50kg
Contea
Crimson clover
1.50kg
Lightening
Persian Clover
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
12kg/acre
Expert advice

Red clover is high in phytoestrogen and all breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping. Store lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths. Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

Red clover is high in phytoestrogen and all breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping. Store lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths. Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover...

Red clover is high in phytoestrogen and all breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping. Store lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths. Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

Top Tips

Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

 

 

Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

 

 

Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

 

 

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