LONG SEASON

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

  • Dairy
  • Sheep
  • Beef
  • Grazing
  • Silage

 

  • LONG SEASON is an extremely flexible, persistent, long-term ley that can be both cut and grazed as required
  • The high tetraploid content is in line with the latest research from Moorepark
  • Includes Moyola with spring growth of 123% of control varieties
  • 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
3.00kg
Moyola
Early perennial ryegrass (DIP)
2.50kg
Moira
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (DIP)
2.00kg
Seagoe
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (TET)
2.00kg
Glenarm
Late perennial ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Youpi
Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
0.50kg
Comer
Timothy
1.00kg
Ensign
White clover blend
Specifications
Sowing rate / acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate /m²
2,363 seeds/m²
Short term
Medium term
Long term
Silage
Grazing
Cutting & Grazing
BarForage

BarForage is our range of grass and clover mixtures for all types of farms. There is a BarForage it mixture to suit each type of grassland and farm management system available, which provides a massive high quality forage yield, better palatability and improves animal health.