Grass seed mixtures for agriculture

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To help ensure you get the best mixture for your enterprise decide how long the ley will last, as a general rule, short term leys are used for stewardship, environmental, biodiversity, cover, catch crops and conserved forage such as silage or haylage, with higher yields. A medium term ley is typically 3-4 years. While longer term leys, 5+years. Mixtures can be identified by the characteristics of what they are suited to, graze and silage, for all livestock class, cover crop, AD or listed for the specific livestock class they are designed for. 

BARMIX

Long-term, low input, high output mix for beef & 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 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 conditions and low fertiliser usage
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

 

  • 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
  • Baraula (cocksfoot), Barelite and Bardoux (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 bite for lambing
  • Tall fescues Barolex and Barelite 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
2.50kg
Callan
Late perennial ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Ballintoy
Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
3.00kg
Barelite
Tall fescue
2.50kg
Bardoux
Tall fescue
1.00kg
Baraula
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
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
AD
Cover Crop
Environmental
Clover
Mixed Livestocks
Grass for Agriculture

The Barenbrug UK range of grass and clover mixtures, for all types of farms, are created to suit each type of grassland and farm management system, providing environmental benefits, biodiversity, high-quality forage yield, better palatability and improved animal health. Use our grass mixture selector tool.

The Barenbrug UK range of grass and clover mixtures, for all types of farms, are created to suit each type of grassland and farm management system, providing environmental benefits, biodiversity, high-quality forage yield, better palatability and improved animal health. Use our...

The Barenbrug UK range of grass and clover mixtures, for all types of farms, are created to suit each type of grassland and farm management system, providing environmental benefits, biodiversity, high-quality forage yield, better palatability and improved animal health. Use our grass mixture selector tool.

Recommended Grass List

Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated by a panel of experts, these lists can help to decide which variety will suit your requirements. Visit our recommended grass seed pages to see the latest lists.

 

Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated...

Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated by a panel of experts, these lists can help to decide which variety will suit your requirements. Visit our recommended grass seed pages to see the latest lists.