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. 

PERMANENT

Intensive long-term grazing mixture with cutting option

  • PERMANENT is a blend of perennial ryegrass and white clover designed to give season-long production from a dense, prolific ley
  • This long-term mixture gives the option of taking later cuts of top quality silage
  • Trials at Moorepark in Eire have shown that cows grazed on this type of ley will produce more milk
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

 

  • The tetraploid varieties in PERMANENT have been carefully selected to ensure higher water soluble carbohydrate content while not sacrificing sward density
  • 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
  • Ballintoy produces excellent silage yields and digestibility and provides quality grazing swards throughout the year
  • Youpi provides a highly digestible sward suitable for cutting and grazing which performs best early in the season with well balanced growth for the rest of the year
  • Uses all Herbage Varieties Guide recommended varieties

 

WHEN TO SOW

Perennial ryegrass germinates at 8°C; ensure this is sown when soil temperature is above 8°C, clover will germinate at 10°C.

 

WHEN TO CUT

Although a grazing mixture, there is the option of taking later cuts of top quality silage if required.

 

WHEN TO GRAZE

Designed for intensive grazing between early summer and autumn, with the aim of providing balanced production from turnout to late autumn.

 

PERMANENT produces a dense, leafy, persistent and easily managed ley that produces highly palatable and digestible grass.

Composition
Variety
Species
3.00kg
Glenarm
Late perennial ryegrass (DIP)
4.00kg
Callan
Late perennial ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Youpi
Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
3.00kg
Ballintoy
Late perennial ryegrass (TET)
1.00kg
Ensign
White clover blend
Specifications
Sowing rate per acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate/m²
1,860 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.