HYBRID 4x4

4 cuts, 4 years

  • HYBRID 4x4 is a highly productive hybrid ryegrass cutting ley, designed for four years and providing four cuts each year.
  • It’s designed for a three or four year rotation system, delivering 10% higher yield than traditional perennial ryegrass mixtures.
  • A key benefit of this mixture is that it offers multiple exits and entries for slurry / digestate application, using home produced nutrients more efficiently, saving valuable time and resources.
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

  • HYBRID 4x4 delivers a superb silage mixture to farmers
  • It has a very tight heading date range and excellent resistance to disease, offering strong silage production throughout the season
  • This mixture does not contain clover, so is inexpensive to clean up sward
  • Perfect if three and four year rotation is required
  • Multiple exits and entries for slurry / digestate application, using home produced nutrients more efficiently
  • Will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys, due to its ability to use all nutrients very efficiently via its long season growth and usage of deep rooting varieties
  • New variety BANNFOOT produces improved yields with high D value along with excellent persistency. It also has a good all-round disease profile

 

When to sow

Grows at temperatures as low as 6°C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.

 

When to cut

Up to four cuts per year which can take place in May, July, August and October.

 

This is the ultimate silage mixture, yielding up to 20t DM/ha in its first year and exceeding 16t DM/ha in its second year.

 

AD

Grass crops can be grown specifically for biogas production in anaerobic digestion (AD), for stabilising or supplementing other feed stocks such as low yielding slurries or variable quality food waste. Grass crops can be incorporated effectively into existing crop rotations and won’t impact on food production as they can be grown on lower fertility soils and on land which is not suitable for the production of food crops. Grass gives long term benefits of improved soil health, structure and fertility, particularly in the arable rotation. It can also aid in the control of black grass by reducing heading and therefore seed shed by taking multiple cuts.

  • Grass silage yields around 160-200 M3/tonne of biogas at 28% DM
  • Excellent addition to other feed stocks
  • Enables efficient utilisation of digestate
  • Lower environmental impact
  • Ability to sequester carbon into the root matrix
  • Improves soil health and structure
  • Reduced soil erosion and nutrient leaching
  • Lower production costs
Composition
Variety
Species
3.00kg
Barclamp
Hybrid Ryegrass Dip.
4.00kg
Kirial
Hybrid Ryegrass Tetr.
3.00kg
Bannfoot
Hybrid Ryegrass Tetr.
4.00kg
Novial
Hybrid Ryegrass Tetr.
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate/m²
1256 seeds/m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil temperature
>6°C
Min cutting/grazing height
1500DM ~8cm
Pack size
14kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
AD
Multi-species
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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.