Top 5 Grazing
Top 5 Grazing is ideally suited to rotational grazing or set stocking, but also offers opportunity for a heavy silage cut in late May or early June.
The dense leafy sward produced by Top 5 Grazing makes it the best selection for intensive animal production systems. Its yield and quality are retained in both grazing or cut-and-graze systems.
|2.0||Gracehill||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|2.5||Ballintoy||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|4.5||Drumbo||Perennial Ryegrass||05 June|
|2.0||Ballyvoy||Perennial Ryegrass||03 June|
|1.0||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.
Benefits of Top 5 Grazing
• Suitable for all grazing stock (NB. unsuitable for horses)
• High palatability to drive dry matter intakes and animal performance
• Supreme grazing yield and quality
• Suitable for intensive grazing or cut-and-graze
• Excellent spring and autumn growth
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