Grass seed mixtures for agriculture

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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. 

PROTA SILE

Low input, high output, high protein cutting ley

  • 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).
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

 

  • 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 clover blend
  • Contains Barclamp, new for 2020 with good persistency, excellent early spring growth of 112%, exceptional ground cover and the latest Heading Hybrid variety on SRUC Recommended List
  • 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

PROTA SILE 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
3.75kg
Barclamp
Hybrid ryegrass (DIP)
3.00kg
Kirial
Hybrid ryegrass (TET)
4.00kg
Fintona
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (TET)
3.00kg
Prota
Red clover blend
0.25kg
Barblanca
Large White clover
Specifications
Sowing rate / acre
14kg/acre
Sowing rate/m²
1,413 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.