Top 5 Extend
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. Primarily offering a premium grazing mixture, Top 5 Extend also provides a high-yielding silage cut. It is best cut 5-10 days before its heading date towards the end May.
|2.75||Gracehill||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|3.25||AberGain||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|2.75||AberChoice||Perennial Ryegrass||11 June|
|2.25||Ballyvoy||Perennial Ryegrass||03 June|
|1.0||Coated White Clover|
Benefits of Top 5 Extend
• Suitable for all grazing stock (NB. unsuitable for horses)
• 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
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