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. 

HIGH D ITALIAN

A highly productive short-term Italian ley

  • HIGH D is a highly productive Italian ley, which will give exceptional crops for silage, hay or grazing from a high input system. It's ideal for growers who want to produce the maximum amount of forage possible from their own land.
  • HIGH D has a very long growing season; its exceptional spring growth makes it ideal for lamb finishing or early turnout. An early grazing can be followed by up to four cuts of quality silage and a late flush for grazing.
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

 

  • HIGH D is a better option than sowing a single Italian ryegrass variety
  • It will provide massive amounts of clean, quality forage throughout the year without any loss of production mid season
  • HIGH D grows down to 3°C soil temperature, extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering hoggs
  • Includes three Italian ryegrasses, which perform very well compared to their rivals
  • High ranking Barmultra II has excellent spring grazing and silage yields
  • Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys

 

WHEN TO SOW

Grows at temperatures as low as 3°C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.

 

WHEN TO CUT

A first cut at the end of May, following a spring grazing, will produce 70+ D value silage, with a second cut, five weeks later.

 

The ultimate silage mixture which will yield up to 20tDM/ha in its first year under high input management. For maximum production up to six cuts a year under high N systems.

 

WHEN TO GRAZE

Early grazing for turnout of ewes and lambs or finishing long keep store lambs. 

 

Composition
Variety
Species
4.00kg
Steel
Italian ryegrass (DIP)
6.00kg
Barmultra II
Italian ryegrass (TET)
4.00kg
Abys
Italian Ryegrass (DIP)
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate/m²
1,256 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.