Grass seed mixtures for agriculture

Our Grass Mixture Selector Tool 

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. 

LONG SEASON

Flexible long-term. A perfect mixture for extended grazing.

  • Spring grass is extremely valuable as it replaces expensive feed or silage

  • LONG SEASON has been designed to provide exceptional spring growth, the time of year when grass is most valuable

  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

 

  • LONG SEASON is an extremely flexible, persistent, long-term ley that can be both cut and grazed as required
  • Contains Callan, new for 2020 - excellent grazing yields with exceptional spring growth producing 14% more grass in early spring than comparative varieties and has an excellent first silage cut
  • Includes Moyola with spring growth of 122% of control varieties
  • Contains GOSFORD, an Intermediate heading diploid perennial, which is already proving its worth with high silage and grazing yields combined with excellent sward density
  • The inclusion of Comer Timothy increases spring growth by 34% and persistence under more extreme conditions
  • The varieties are selected to give a palatable and responsive sward with excellent persistency

 

WHEN TO SOW

Sow when soil temperature is above 8°C; clover will germinate at 10°C.

 

It's ideal for early turnout or lambing thanks to its exceptional spring growth

 

WHEN TO CUT

LONG SEASON is a mixture designed for just that, an extended grass growing season. Owing to the continual production from the mixture, there are several options available for cutting.

 

If early grazing is a priority on the farm, it's an ideal sward to turn stock into at the start of the year, giving other fields a chance to get started and when grass supplies become more plentiful elsewhere on the farm, the fields growing LONG SEASON can be closed off for one cut of silage and then re-grazed for the rest of the season.

 

Alternatively, silage can be cut throughout the year with the potential for four cuts of top quality grass, with the first cut taken in early May. LONG SEASON really opens up all the options for farmers who can utilise grass from the start of the growing season.

 

WHEN TO GRAZE

Early spring grazing can be followed by two high quality silage cuts and aftermath grazing or season long grazing.

Composition
Variety
Species
2.00kg
Moyola
Early perennial ryegrass (DIP)
1.75kg
Moira
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (DIP)
1.75kg
Gosford
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (DIP)
2.00kg
Seagoe
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (TET)
2.00kg
Callan
Late perennial ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Ballintoy
Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
1.00kg
Ensign
White clover blend
0.50kg
Comer
Timothy
Specifications
Sowing rate / acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate /m²
2,363 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.