Top 5 Grazing
Top 5 Grazing is ideally suited to rotational grazing or set stocking, but also offers the potential for a heavy silage cut in late May or early June. Top 5 Grazing will result in a dense leafy sward suited to intensive animal production systems. With good management, this mixture will continue to perform for 8 – 10 years, giving a high yielding and exceptional quality sward for animal grazing.
|3.5||AberChoice||Perennial Ryegrass||9 June|
|2.0||Ballintoy||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||2 June|
|3.5||Drumbo||Perennial Ryegrass||7 June|
|2.0||Briant||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||3 June|
|0.5||Coated White Clover|
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
- Supreme grazing mixture balancing exceptional seasonal yields and quality
- Highly palatable mixture
- Excellent spring and autumn growth
- Very persistent sward
- Contains all late heading varieties
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