BARMIX

Low input, high output for beef & sheep

  • A highly successful, persistent, drought tolerant, protein-rich 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 fertility conditions and low fertiliser usage
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

  • An innovative mixture developed to offer an alternative option for beef and sheep enterprises looking for low input, high output.
  • ARCHIBALDI, BARDOUX and BARELITE are proven in on-farm grazing trials to be highly palatable due to their soft leaves.
  • Ryegrasses in the sward are highly productive, contributing to the total performance
  • Tall fescue is a winter-active species, thereby extending the growing season. They add excellent drought tolerance due to their deep rooted, persistent nature but are also more tolerant of waterlogged soils.
  • Cocksfoot grows earlier in the spring than other species, delivering that vital early bite for lambing.

 

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.

 

With a lower proportion of ryegrass, this mixture will thrive on more marginal land and under a clover-only or under lower fertility conditions and low nitrogen usage.

 

When to cut

Produces one or two exceptional silage cuts of extremely nutritious forage.

BARMIX can be shut off mid-season after spring grazing for a big bale silage, haylage or hay cut.

 

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 is 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.

 

Mixture content

In Northern Ireland Toddington is replaced with Callan.

 

Available without clover

 

Composition
Variety
Species
2.50kg
Toddington
Perennial Ryegrass Late Dip.
3.00kg
Gracehill
Perennial Ryegrass Late Tetr.
2.50kg
Bardoux
Tall fescue
3.00kg
Barelite
Tall fescue
1.00kg
Archibaldi
Cocksfoot
1.00kg
Comer
Timothy
1.00kg
Prota White
White Clover
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate /m²
2,814 seeds /m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil Temperature
>8°C
Min. cutting/grazing height
1500kg DM/ha~8cm
Pack size
14kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
AD
Where to buy
Local stockist
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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.