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. 

PROTA DUET

Red and White Clover Blend

  • PROTA DUET is a unique mixture of red and white clovers, developed to meet the need for rapid nitrogen fixation to feed new leys
  • Red clovers establish faster than white and are able to make nitrogen available to the ley as the white clover is establishing
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Additional benefits:

 

  • Increased yield. Our mixture trials show a yield increase of 5% in the first year after sowing, worth around £100.00 per hectare (£40.00/ acre)
  • The increase continued into the second harvest year, producing additional yields worth £75.00 per hectare (£30.00 /acre)
  • Increases the overall protein content of the sward; red clover's protein content is around 17% compared to grasses of around 12%
  • Because red clover is high in phyto-oestrogen, breeding sheep shoud be kept from grazing for six weeks either side of tupping
  • Red clover is excellent feed for growing and finishing stock
  • Contains recommeded Herbage Varieties Guide varieties

 

Minimum pack size of 5kg 

Composition
Variety
Species
67%
Prota Red
Red clover blend
33%
Prota White
White clover blend
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
Up to 1kg/acre
Overseeding rate/acre
2kg/acre
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.