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Top 5 Extend

Top 5 Extend contains the highest performing varieties on the Teagasc PPI. Top 5 Extend is designed to achieve high animal performance through its exceptional quality and palatability. The varieties in this mixture excel in spring and autumn growth – meeting the demands of intensive grassland farmers while also providing the opportunity for a high yielding silage cut.

Kg/acre Variety Type Heading Date
5.5 AberGain Perennial Ryegrass (T) 4 June
3.0 AberChoice Perennial Ryegrass 9 June
2.5 Drumbo Perennial Ryegrass 7 June
0.5 Coated White Clover
11.5

 

Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality.

Key benefits in summary

  • 50% tetraploid for higher intakes and grass utilisation
  • Contains AberGain – leading variety overall on 2019 PPI with exceptional quality
  • Contains AberChoice and Drumbo, leading late diploids with excellent seasonal yield and quality
  • Highly palatable leafy grasses, for higher intakes and animal performance
  • Suitable for intensive grazing, cut-and-graze or zero grazing systems

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

Sowing Time      April – September

Sowing Depth    10 -15mm

Sowing Instructions      Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seed bed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10-15mm. 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