PROTEIN SILE

Low input, high output, high protein cutting ley for 3 to 4 years with option to graze

  • An intensive cutting mix that will produce up to four prolific cuts of leafy, high protein forage per year, with the option to graze cattle or finish lambs (although it's not advisable for breeding sheep due to phytoestrogen production).
  • Dairy
  • Sheep
  • Beef
  • Grazing
  • Silage

 

  • Animals fed on red clover / grass silage will eat more and perform better than those fed on grass silage alone due to increased intakes and protein levels
  • Designed for yield and persistence, combining the yield of the grasses with additional protein from the Ensign Red clover blend
  • This mixture 'fixes' up to 200kg/Ha of nitrogen, meaning it grows with no applications of bagged nitrogen
  • Trials have shown a 3% improvement in kill out percentage for lambs finished on red clover
  • The high clover content will benefit from a pH of 6 or more and close attention to P and K levels

 

WHEN TO SOW

PROTEIN will grow at soil temperatures of down to 5°C, enabling the growing season to be extended. Clover will germinate at 10°C.

 

WHEN TO CUT

Three cuts of high protein forage can be taken from this highly productive mixture.

 

Both grass and clover heading dates have been matched to ensure a consistent, quality crop of silage.

 

WHEN TO GRAZE

Post-cutting grazing is ideal for finishing lambs or grazing young cattle.

 

Breeding sheep should avoid all red clover sources for six weeks pre-tupping until six weeks after tupping as phytoestrogen can affect the breeding cycle and conception rates.

Composition
Variety
Species
4.75kg
Barsilo
Hybrid ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Aston Crusader
Hybrid ryegrass (TET)
3.00kg
Fintona
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (TET)
3.00kg
Ensign Red
Red clover blend
0.25kg
Alice
White clover
Specifications
Sowing rate / acre
14kg/acre
Sowing rate/m²
1,413 seeds/m²
Short term
Medium term
Long term
Silage
Grazing
Cutting & Grazing
BarForage

BarForage is our range of grass and clover mixtures for all types of farms. There is a BarForage it mixture to suit each type of grassland and farm management system available, which provides a massive high quality forage yield, better palatability and improves animal health.