PROTA RED

Red Clover Blend

  • PROTA RED is a blend of red clovers which balances production through the growing season, while maintaining excellent persistency and disease resistance
  • Managed correctly, red clover swards can meet the forage requirements of many farms and significantly improve the protein contents and overall feed value of winter forage
  • It's better suited to silage production than white clover because of a more erect growth habit and its significantly higher forage yields
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term
  • Red clover silage has a high crude protein content of 16% to 20% and a ME content of 10 to 12MJ/kg DM
  • Because red clover is high in phytoestrogen, breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks either side of tupping
  • Store / fat lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage aftermaths
  • Low levels of structural carbohydrate in the leaf result in higher intakes, better feed conversion and therefore improved animal performance
  • Potential nitrogen fixation for red clover up to 200kg N/ha

 

Key benefits of including clover

Clover offers remarkable environmental and sustainability benefits as well as a highly productive, nutrient and protein rich forage for livestock.

  • Higher quality pasture under low fertiliser
  • Improves digestibility
  • Fix up to 200kg N/ha/year White clover offers a mid-season high protein sward
  • Improves grass health and resilience against disease Increased intakes resulting in higher milk yields and daily liveweight gain
  • Reduce bought in nitrogen and leave residual nitrogen for a subsequent crop
  • Improved soil health
  • Promotes pollinators and insects

 

Top tip
Always maintain a soil pH of at least 6.0 and P & K indices of 2 for optimal clover content and health.

Composition
Variety
Species
 
Discovery
Red Clover
 
Lemmon
Red Clover
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
2.5kg/acre
Pack sizes
5kg or 25kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
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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.

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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.