The first cut will be mid-to-late May, with the option of a second cut approximately four to five weeks later, or alternatively, commence rotational grazing.
The Aber HSG varieties selected for this mixture significantly outperform other grasses for cutting quality and yields.
Aber HSG 4 Dairy System is further improved by the introduction of AberGain HSG, a stand-out grass on the Recommended Lists.
Key benefits of silage grass
- Long-lasting ley with outstanding quality
- Top yields of high ME silage at first cut
- 100% Aber HSG perennial ryegrasses
- Balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties
- High digestibility to drive dry matter intakes
- Lower ammonia and methane excretion reducing environmental impact
- Extended spring and autumn grazing
|3.00||AberWolf||Perennial ryegrass||26 May|
|3.00||AberGreen||Perennial ryegrass||28 May|
|4.00||AberGain||Perennial ryegrass (T)||03 Jun|
|3.00||AberBann||Perennial ryegrass||07 Jun|
Note: Heading date average for Aber HSG 4 Dairy System is 1 June for Northern Ireland. When cutting for silage, aim to cut five to ten days before average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of 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