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- An innovative mixture developed to offer an alternative option for beef and sheep enterprises looking for low input, high output.
- ARCHIBALDI, BARDOUX and BARELITE are proven in on-farm grazing trials to be highly palatable due to their soft leaves.
- Ryegrasses in the sward are highly productive, contributing to the total performance
- Tall fescue is a winter-active species, thereby extending the growing season. They add excellent drought tolerance due to their deep rooted, persistent nature but are also more tolerant of waterlogged soils.
- Cocksfoot grows earlier in the spring than other species, delivering that vital early bite for lambing.
When to sow
Sow when soil temperature is above 8°C. The mixture has been designed to deliver exceptional late winter and early spring growth.
With a lower proportion of ryegrass, this mixture will thrive on more marginal land and under a clover-only or under lower fertility conditions and low nitrogen usage.
When to cut
Produces one or two exceptional silage cuts of extremely nutritious forage.
BARMIX can be shut off mid-season after spring grazing for a big bale silage, haylage or hay cut.
When to graze
This mixture can be grazed all year.
Tall fescue and cocksfoot grow very rapidly, particularly in early spring, so to maintain the sward in its optimum condition, it is strongly recommended to tightly graze the sward from late winter. This stops the grass becoming too strong, ensuring it remains highly palatable to grazing animals or giving the best combination of quality and quantity when conserved.
Available without clover