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Grass-only hay leys that offer high quality and bulk

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Grass-only hay leys that offer high quality and bulk

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Good hay making can be a difficult task, balancing the requirement for bulk, ease of drying and the quality of the final product.  It is truly an art and a science, as well as being weather-dependent.  

Starting out with the right seed is certainly a step in the right direction.

Grass-only mixtures tend to perform better in these situations, offering the most reliability.  As with most mixtures, yield comes at the expense of lifespan, so it's important to establish which is more important for you and make your choice accordingly.  If you are looking for a high yielding hay crop in the year of sowing, the only real option is westerwolds ryegrass which will go to seed in the same season, compared to italian ryegrasses which will only bear seed once it has gone through a winter.  Longer term mixes tend to be more robust and provide a softer hay, but yield lower than the shorter term options.

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Traditional Hay Maker Long Term Hay Ley

Ref: MIXHM
Sowing rate: 13 kg per acre (32.5 kg/ha, 3.25 g/m²)

This traditional hay meadow mix is very long lasting, although slower to establish than a straight ryegrass ley, it will go on to provide good quality, bulky hay crops with low disease levels for many years. Once cut it can be used for aftermath grazing.

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acres

Contents

5.00kg (38.5%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
5.00kg (38.5%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
3.00kg (23.1%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
12.5 kg (38.5%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
12.5 kg (38.5%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
7.5 kg (23.1%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.38 kg (38.5%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.38 kg (38.5%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.23 kg (23.1%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
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Hay & Graze 4 Year Dual Purpose Hay/Haylage Ley

Ref: MIXHG
Sowing rate: 12 kg per acre (30 kg/ha, 3 g/m²)

A longer term option for the hay producer with upright hybrid ryegrass and longer lasting perennial ryegrass. Although slower to establish in the first year, timothy will provide good bulk from year two onwards. Sow in the autumn to provide a crop in the following spring, it can also be cut earlier in the year to provide haylage. Once cut it will provide high quality late summer and autumn grazing.

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acres

Contents

4.00kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
3.00kg (25%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
3.00kg (25%)
certified ABERSTAR perennial ryegrass
2.00kg (16.7%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
10 kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
7.5 kg (25%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
7.5 kg (25%)
certified ABERSTAR perennial ryegrass
5 kg (16.7%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.33 kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
0.25 kg (25%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.25 kg (25%)
certified ABERSTAR perennial ryegrass
0.17 kg (16.7%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
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Hard Horse Hay Two Year Ley

Ref: MIX9
Sowing rate: 14 kg per acre (35 kg/ha, 3.5 g/m²)

The mixture is devised specifically for the production of hay or haylage. Lasting two years, it produces a consistent sample of hard hay. Although it can be grazed, this is principally a cutting ley.

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acres

Contents

6.00kg (42.9%)
certified DANERGO tetraploid Italian ryegrass
2.00kg (14.3%)
certified GEMINI tet. Italian ryegrass
6.00kg (42.9%)
certified MERIBEL Italian ryegrass
15 kg (42.9%)
certified DANERGO tetraploid Italian ryegrass
5 kg (14.3%)
certified GEMINI tet. Italian ryegrass
15 kg (42.9%)
certified MERIBEL Italian ryegrass
0.43 kg (42.9%)
certified DANERGO tetraploid Italian ryegrass
0.14 kg (14.3%)
certified GEMINI tet. Italian ryegrass
0.43 kg (42.9%)
certified MERIBEL Italian ryegrass
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Quick Bulk Intensive One Year Ley

Ref: MIXQB
Sowing rate: 14 kg per acre (35 kg/ha, 3.5 g/m²)

A very fast growing ley which can be sown in the spring or autumn and is primarily grown to produce silage. However, it can be grazed and the crop can provide early turnout when sown in the autumn. Spring sowings on fertile soils with adequate moisture perform well but expectations should be lowered on drought-prone land. Unlike other ryegrasses, westerwolds will produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing. This is useful, especially for the production of high quality horse hay.

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acres

Contents

10.00kg (71.4%)
certified LIRASAND westerwolds ryegrass
4.00kg (28.6%)
certified POLLANUM westerwold ryegrass
25 kg (71.4%)
certified LIRASAND westerwolds ryegrass
10 kg (28.6%)
certified POLLANUM westerwold ryegrass
0.71 kg (71.4%)
certified LIRASAND westerwolds ryegrass
0.29 kg (28.6%)
certified POLLANUM westerwold ryegrass
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Early Bite Sheep & Hay Ley

Ref: MIX1
Sowing rate: 12 kg per acre (30 kg/ha, 3 g/m²)

Ideal for more early grass on light land, this ley will provide good growth throughout the year and is especially good for lamb production. It is also suitable for hay or silage and can be expected to last for at least three years. Contains white clovers, making grazing more palatable and increasing live weight gains.

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acres

Contents

4.00kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
4.00kg (33.3%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
2.00kg (16.7%)
certified ROMARK perennial ryegrass
1.40kg (11.7%)
certified ERECTA timothy
0.20kg (1.7%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.20kg (1.7%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.20kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
10 kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
10 kg (33.3%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
5 kg (16.7%)
certified ROMARK perennial ryegrass
3.5 kg (11.7%)
certified ERECTA timothy
0.5 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.5 kg (1.7%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.5 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.33 kg (33.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
0.33 kg (33.3%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.17 kg (16.7%)
certified ROMARK perennial ryegrass
0.12 kg (11.7%)
certified ERECTA timothy
0.02 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.02 kg (1.7%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.02 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover