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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.

Kg/acre Variety Type Heading Date
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
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

  • 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