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      Top 5 Extend

      Germinal’s Top 5 Extend is a high-quality intensive grazing mix designed to meet the demands of intensive grassland farmers. Suited to grazing by dairy and beef cattle, sheep and finishing lambs.

      Top 5 Extend is your best choice when looking for a high-performance intensive grazing sward. It is a highly palatable mixture producing good-quality forage.

      Grazing grass mixture

      Primarily offering a premium grazing mixture, this product also provides a high-yielding silage cut. It is best cut towards the end of May, 5-10 days before its heading date in early June.

      Benefits of Top 5 Extend

      • Suitable for dairy, beef and sheep systems
      • High palatability to drive dry matter intakes and animal performance
      • Outstanding seasonal grazing yield and quality
      • Suitable for intensive grazing, cut-and-graze or zero-grazing systems
      kg/acre Variety Type Heading date
      2.00 AberGain Perennial ryegrass (T) 04 June
      4.00 Gracehill Perennial ryegrass (T) 04 June
      2.00 AberChoice Perennial ryegrass (D) 11 June
      3.00 Ballyvoy Perennial ryegrass (D) 03 June
      0.60 White Clover Blend
      11.60

      Ask an expert

      To learn more about Top 5 Extend or any of our agricultural grass seed mixtures, please ask a Germinal expert today.

      Sowing rate: 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)

      Sowing time: April-September

      Sowing depth: 10-15 mm

      Sowing instructions: Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10-15 mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.

      After sowing: Monitor for pest attack and take immediate action where necessary. Post-emergence weed spray is essential approx. 5-6 weeks after establishment, prior to first grazing. Where clover is included in the sown mixture, use a clover safe spray.

      Grazing: Graze the new reseeds frequently and at low covers (<1200 kg DM/ha) to assist in tillering and help create a dense sward.

      Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y; silage – Y