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- HIGH D is a better option than sowing a single Italian ryegrass variety
- It will provide massive amounts of clean, quality forage throughout the year without any loss of production mid season
- HIGH D grows down to 3°C soil temperature, extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering hoggs
- Includes two Italian ryegrasses, all of which perform very well compared to their rivals
- Javorio and Gemini are high yielding, all round varieties with excellent quality
- Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys
WHEN TO SOW
Grows at temperatures as low as 3°C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.
WHEN TO CUT
A first cut at the end of May, following a spring grazing, will produce 70+ D value silage, with a second cut, five weeks later.
The ultimate silage mixture which will yield up to 17tDM/ha in its first year under high input management. For maximum production up to six cuts a year under high N systems.
WHEN TO GRAZE
Early grazing for turnout of ewes and lambs or finishing long keep store lambs.