Ideal for grazing, the mixture also offers the potential for a heavy silage cut in late May. Best suited for set stocking, it can be grazed with cattle, ewes or used to finish lambs.
Agricultural grass seed for grazing or silage
Aber HSG 1 produces a dense sward which will resist poaching and with good management will maintain its quality for 5-7 years. Puna II perennial chicory can be included for added drought tolerance and sward variety.
Key benefits in summary
- Combines an outstanding grazing yield and D-value
- 100% Aber High Sugar Grasses
- The correct balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties
- High palatability and increased dry matter intakes
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
|3.00||AberZeus||Perennial ryegrass||25 May|
|3.00||AberWolf||Perennial ryegrass||26 May|
|3.00||AberGreen||Perennial ryegrass||28 May|
|2.00||AberGain||Perennial ryegrass (T)||03 Jun|
|2.00||AberBite||Perennial ryegrass (T)||04 Jun|
|1.00||AberPasture||White clover blend|
Note: The heading date average for Aber HSG 1 Milk and Meat Production is 29 May for Northern Ireland. When cutting for silage, aim to cut five to ten days before the average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys.
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|Sowing rate||34.5 kg/ha (14 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/September|
|Sowing depth||15 mm (1/2 inch) or broadcast|
|Sowing instructions||Drill into a fine tilth
Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 5˚C)
Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact
|Additional comments||Where clovers or herbs are included, sow no later than mid-September|