NUTRIFIBRE

For grass production on dry land and drought prone soils

  • Up to 30% more yield
  • Massive forage, energy & protein
  • Drought tolerant
  • Nutrient efficient
  • Rich, effective fibre
  • Excellent AD crop
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

The foundation of NutriFibre is the Soft-leaf tall fescue, a development stemming from the Royal Barenbrug Group’s international breeding programme. NutriFibre technology combines mineral efficiency, high protein production, digestibility, effective fibre-rich cell walls and drought tolerance from the deep rooting ability of the Soft-leaf tall fescue.

 

Key benefits

  • High-yielding and rich in protein
  • Drought tolerant from deep roots
  • Nutrient efficient grass from mineral use deep in the soil
  • Effective fibre giving optimal roughage in the diet
  • Better capacity to survive periods of wet weather, limiting damage to the grass
  • High digestibility from Hemicellulose cell structure

When to sow

The soil temperature should be above 8°C at the time of sowing; it is advisable to sow NutriFibre between March 1st and September 15th.


After sowing, NutriFibre puts a lot of energy into the development below the ground, within its root system, resulting in a slower visible start than other grasses. After developing a solid underground system, the grass yield is higher due to the extra root structure.

 

When to cut

Cutting times are flexible because the quality of the feed value of NutriFibre decreases more slowly when the crop matures than with perennial ryegrass or festulolium. This makes farmers less dependent on the weather, providing a better guarantee for making successful silage.

 

The technology

The Soft-leaf tall fescue grass with a strong, impressive root system and nutritious, protein rich leaves offers larger advantages over grasses traditionally grown by dairy farmers. The Soft- leaf tall fescue in NutriFibre is tolerant to long periods of drought as the grass is able to absorb water from deeper layers in the soil.


In the coming decades the probability of dry, hot summers will increase and NutriFibre is designed to meet these demands by being highly tolerant to these periods of drought thanks to its deep rooting ability. It is ideal for dry, light land and drought prone soils as its roots can reach depths of more than 100cm allowing it to reach deep layers of soil storing water, even absorbing the most water from its roots that are 20-30cm in depth compared to perennial ryegrass at only 10cm (Figure 1).

 

Figure 1. Difference in root length between NutriFibre and perennial ryegrass.

 

Composition
Variety
Species
6.00kg
Seagoe
Perennial Ryegrass Inter Tetr.
3.00kg
Bardoux
Tall fescue
5.00kg
Barelite
Tall fescue
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate /m²
1,860 seeds /m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil temperature
>8°C
Min. cutting/grazing height
1500kgDM/ha ~8cm
Pack size
14kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
AD
Where to buy
Local stockist
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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.