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The long-term, low input, high output mixture for beef and sheep enterprises.

The concept

A highly successful, persistent, drought tolerant, high protein sward for beef and sheep production from a clover based sward.

BARMIX uses the best new cocksfoot and tall fescues to produce a highly palatable, very productive ley.

As a result, it produces considerably more grass than conventional ryegrass leys especially under low fertility conditions and low fertility usage.


  • This innovative mixture has been developed by us to offer an alternative mixture for beef and sheep enterprises looking for a low input, high output mixture
  • INTENSIV (cocksfoot), BAROLEX and BARDOUX (tall fescues) are proven in on-farm grazing trials to be highly palatable due to their soft leaves
  • The ryegrasses in the sward are highly productive, contributing to the total performance. Tall fescue is a winter active species and cocksfoot grows earlier in the spring than other species, delivering that vital early bite for lambing
  • Tall fescues BAROLEX and BARDOUX add excellent drought tolerance due to their deep rooted, persistent nature. They are also more tolerant of waterlogged soils

Supplied as 14kg packs. Sowing: 2,814 seed/m

The product

When to sow

Sow when soil temperature is above 8C. The mixture has been designed to deliver exceptional late winter and early spring growth.

This mixture has a lower proportion of ryegrass, so will thrive on more marginal land and under a clover-only or very low nitrogen system.

When to cut

Produces exceptional silage cuts of extremely nutritious forage.

BARMIX can be shut off mid season for a big bale silage cut or can be grazed all year.

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's strongly recommended to tightly graze the sward from late winter.

This stops the grass becoming too strong, and remaining highly palatable to grazing animals or giving the best combination of quality and quantity when conserved.

In the bag

3.5Kg Dundrum - Late Perennial Ryegrass (TET)

3.5Kg Glenariff - Intermediate perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

2Kg Barolex - Tall fescue

2Kg Bardoux - Tall Fescue

1Kg Intensiv - Cocksfoot

1Kg Ensign - White clover blend

1Kg Comer - Timothy


Sowing rate 14kg per acre



10/10 Sheep
10/10 Beef
10/10 Ley is mainly for grazing with some cutting
10/10 Early spring growth is important
10/10 Long term / Permanent
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