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Diverse Swards Equal Diverse Benefits: Herbal Leys

Herbal Ley Deep Rooting Multi Species Sward (Rob Richmond)

From a farmer’s perspective we can do no better than to quote from Newman Turner one of the great advocates of herbal leys. He described the herbal ley as his “fertiliser merchant, food manufacturer and vet all in one”. This sums up the advantages of the Herbal Ley. Due to the wide range of species included, these leys are very different from the rest.

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Herbal Leys Seeds...

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‘HERBAL’ Grazing Ley Four Year Ley

Ref: MIX20
Sowing rate: 13 kg per acre (32.5 kg/ha, 3.25 g/m²)

Based on Newman Turner’s original recommendations, this all round mixture provides wholesome and substantial forage for grazing and occasional cutting. It can provide grazing for early turnout and continues to produce forage right through the summer and autumn. Containing deep-rooting ingredients, this ley not only improves soil structure but also draws up essential vitamins and minerals for the ruminant animal.

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Contents

1.50kg (11.5%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
1.50kg (11.5%)
certified SPARTA cocksfoot
1.15kg (8.8%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.60kg (4.6%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.50kg (3.8%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.50kg (3.8%)
certified BORNEO tall fescue
0.70kg (5.4%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.30kg (2.3%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.30kg (2.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.40kg (3.1%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.30kg (2.3%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
2.00kg (15.4%)
commercial Sainfoin
1.00kg (7.7%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.70kg (5.4%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.20kg (1.5%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
1.00kg (7.7%)
Burnet forage herb
0.10kg (0.8%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.25kg (1.9%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
3.75 kg (11.5%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
3.75 kg (11.5%)
certified SPARTA cocksfoot
2.88 kg (8.8%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
1.5 kg (4.6%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
1.25 kg (3.8%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
1.25 kg (3.8%)
certified BORNEO tall fescue
1.75 kg (5.4%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.75 kg (2.3%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.75 kg (2.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
1 kg (3.1%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.75 kg (2.3%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
5 kg (15.4%)
commercial Sainfoin
2.5 kg (7.7%)
commercial Sweet Clover
1.75 kg (5.4%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.5 kg (1.5%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
2.5 kg (7.7%)
Burnet forage herb
0.25 kg (0.8%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.63 kg (1.9%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.12 kg (11.5%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
0.12 kg (11.5%)
certified SPARTA cocksfoot
0.09 kg (8.8%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.05 kg (4.6%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.04 kg (3.8%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.04 kg (3.8%)
certified BORNEO tall fescue
0.05 kg (5.4%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.02 kg (2.3%)
certified ALICE white clover
0.02 kg (2.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.02 kg (2.3%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
0.15 kg (15.4%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.08 kg (7.7%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.05 kg (5.4%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.02 kg (1.5%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.08 kg (7.7%)
Burnet forage herb
0.01 kg (0.8%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.02 kg (1.9%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
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Herbal Grazing Ley for Medium and Clay Soil

Ref: MIX22
Sowing rate: 14 kg per acre (35 kg/ha, 3.5 g/m²)

Still deep rooting but without cocksfoot this grazing mix suits heavier soils and lasts up to five years

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Contents

2.00kg (14.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
1.75kg (12.5%)
certified ABERCRAIG tet. Perennial ryegrass
2.50kg (17.9%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
1.40kg (10%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
1.40kg (10%)
certified KORA tall fescue
1.00kg (7.1%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.40kg (2.9%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.50kg (3.6%)
certified LUZELLE lucerne
0.90kg (6.4%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.60kg (4.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.70kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.10kg (0.7%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.75kg (5.4%)
Burnet forage herb
5 kg (14.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
4.38 kg (12.5%)
certified ABERCRAIG tet. Perennial ryegrass
6.25 kg (17.9%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
3.5 kg (10%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
3.5 kg (10%)
certified KORA tall fescue
2.5 kg (7.1%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
1 kg (2.9%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
1.25 kg (3.6%)
certified LUZELLE lucerne
2.25 kg (6.4%)
commercial Sweet Clover
1.5 kg (4.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
1.75 kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.25 kg (0.7%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
1.88 kg (5.4%)
Burnet forage herb
0.14 kg (14.3%)
certified ABEREVE tet. hybrid ryegrass
0.13 kg (12.5%)
certified ABERCRAIG tet. Perennial ryegrass
0.18 kg (17.9%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.1 kg (10%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.1 kg (10%)
certified KORA tall fescue
0.07 kg (7.1%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.03 kg (2.9%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.04 kg (3.6%)
certified LUZELLE lucerne
0.06 kg (6.4%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.04 kg (4.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.05 kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.01 kg (0.7%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.05 kg (5.4%)
Burnet forage herb
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New Simple Herbal Ley

Ref: MIX23
Sowing rate: 13 kg per acre (32.5 kg/ha, 3.25 g/m²)

Our new Simple Herbal Ley is designed for farmers who may be considering experimenting with a diverse seed mixture that’s more complex than ryegrass and clover mixes. Our new Simple Herbal Ley contains ryegrass, cocksfoot, Timothy, meadow fescue and legumes, red clover, white clover, and mineral rich forage herbs including chicory and ribgrass.

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Contents

1.55kg (11.9%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
5.80kg (44.6%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
1.50kg (11.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
2.00kg (15.4%)
certified GALIBIER cocksfoot
0.80kg (6.2%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.40kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.10kg (0.8%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.40kg (3.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.30kg (2.3%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.15kg (1.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
3.88 kg (11.9%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
14.5 kg (44.6%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
3.75 kg (11.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
5 kg (15.4%)
certified GALIBIER cocksfoot
2 kg (6.2%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
1 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.25 kg (0.8%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
1 kg (3.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.75 kg (2.3%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.38 kg (1.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.12 kg (11.9%)
certifed PERUN festulolium
0.45 kg (44.6%)
certified PREMIUM perennial ryegrass
0.12 kg (11.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.15 kg (15.4%)
certified GALIBIER cocksfoot
0.06 kg (6.2%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.01 kg (0.8%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.02 kg (2.3%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.01 kg (1.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
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EK21 Legume and Herb Rich Sward (Whole field option)

Ref: MIXEK21
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

This all round mixture promotes biodiversity, creates habitats, produces pollen and nectar and is also a superb soil conditioner and top quality forage.   It contains deep rooting species which are drought resistant and also draws up micronutrients from deep within the soil.

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Contents

1.20kg (12%)
certified cocksfoot
0.90kg (9%)
certified perennial ryegrass
0.70kg (7%)
certified timothy
0.60kg (6%)
certified meadow fescue
0.30kg (3%)
certified tall fescue
0.50kg (5%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.40kg (4%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.80kg (8%)
commercial Sweet Clover
2.00kg (20%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.30kg (3%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
0.68kg (6.8%)
certified chicory
0.90kg (9%)
Burnet forage herb
0.10kg (1%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.40kg (4%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.10kg (1%)
certified plantain
0.10kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0.02kg (0.2%)
Common Sorrel
3 kg (12%)
certified cocksfoot
2.25 kg (9%)
certified perennial ryegrass
1.75 kg (7%)
certified timothy
1.5 kg (6%)
certified meadow fescue
0.75 kg (3%)
certified tall fescue
1.25 kg (5%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
1 kg (4%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
2 kg (8%)
commercial Sweet Clover
5 kg (20%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.75 kg (3%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
1.7 kg (6.8%)
certified chicory
2.25 kg (9%)
Burnet forage herb
0.25 kg (1%)
Yarrow forage herb
1 kg (4%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.25 kg (1%)
certified plantain
0.25 kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0.05 kg (0.2%)
Common Sorrel
0.12 kg (12%)
certified cocksfoot
0.09 kg (9%)
certified perennial ryegrass
0.07 kg (7%)
certified timothy
0.06 kg (6%)
certified meadow fescue
0.03 kg (3%)
certified tall fescue
0.05 kg (5%)
certified ALTASWEDE red clover
0.04 kg (4%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.08 kg (8%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.2 kg (20%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.03 kg (3%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
0.07 kg (6.8%)
certified chicory
0.09 kg (9%)
Burnet forage herb
0.01 kg (1%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.04 kg (4%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.01 kg (1%)
certified plantain
0.01 kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0 kg (0.2%)
Common Sorrel
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Herbal Overseeding Mixture

Ref: MIXHOS
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

Deep rooting herbal leys are becoming more and more popular due to recent droughts.  There is also the increasing realisation that these diverse swards are more beneficial to livestock and are more sustainable than traditional ryegrass-based leys. Whilst sowing a herbal ley into a clean seedbed is preferable, this over-seeding mixture can be used to successfully convert existing pasture into a herbal ley.  

Ensure the existing pasture is cut or grazed tightly and that it is free of aggressive weeds or grasses. Care should be taken to open up the existing sward by harrowing or similar, providing access to the soil and space for the newly sown plants to establish.  This mix can then be broadcast or shallow drilled before rolling, several times if possible.

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Contents

0.25kg (4.2%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.25kg (4.2%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.20kg (3.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.10kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.20kg (3.3%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.30kg (5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
2.00kg (33.3%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.20kg (3.3%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.30kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
1.25kg (20.8%)
Burnet forage herb
0.25kg (4.2%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.50kg (8.3%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.20kg (3.3%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.63 kg (4.2%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.63 kg (4.2%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.5 kg (3.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.25 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.5 kg (3.3%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.75 kg (5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
5 kg (33.3%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.5 kg (3.3%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.75 kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
3.13 kg (20.8%)
Burnet forage herb
0.63 kg (4.2%)
Yarrow forage herb
1.25 kg (8.3%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.5 kg (3.3%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.04 kg (4.2%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.04 kg (4.2%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.03 kg (3.3%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.02 kg (1.7%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.03 kg (3.3%)
certified DAWN alsike clover
0.05 kg (5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
0.33 kg (33.3%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.03 kg (3.3%)
commercial Sweet Clover
0.05 kg (5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.21 kg (20.8%)
Burnet forage herb
0.04 kg (4.2%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.08 kg (8.3%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.03 kg (3.3%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
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‘CHICORY’ Grazing Ley

Ref: MIXCL
Sowing rate: 6.5 kg per acre (16.25 kg/ha, 1.625 g/m²)

This high-protein, mineral-rich and drought resistant mixture combines chicory, clover and a small quantity of ryegrass. The ley can be sown from April through until early September and needs a fine, firm seedbed. The seed should be sown at a depth of no more than 1cm. Grazing should be light when the crop is establishing. Once growing well, the crop should be rotationally grazed allowing a period of about four weeks to allow recovery and regrowth. Over-grazing should be avoided or the chicory crowns will be damaged.

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Contents

2.50kg (38.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
1.50kg (23.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.60kg (9.2%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
1.70kg (26.2%)
certified GLENSTAL tet. Perennial ryegrass
0.20kg (3.1%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
6.25 kg (38.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
3.75 kg (23.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
1.5 kg (9.2%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
4.25 kg (26.2%)
certified GLENSTAL tet. Perennial ryegrass
0.5 kg (3.1%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.38 kg (38.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.23 kg (23.1%)
certified MERULA red clover
0.09 kg (9.2%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.26 kg (26.2%)
certified GLENSTAL tet. Perennial ryegrass
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
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Worming Paddock Mixture

Ref: MIXWORM
Sowing rate: 15.5 kg per acre (38.75 kg/ha, 3.875 g/m²)

High parasitic worm populations in ruminant stock can have significant affects on animal health and production.  Several species of plant are known for their ability to reduce worm (nematode) populations, these are know as 'Natural Anthelmintics'.  Introducing a natural anthelmintic into the diet, such as the species shown in this mixture, can significantly reduce worm populations, both in the field and in the digestive system, helping reduce vet bills and improve animal health.

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Contents

10.00kg (64.5%)
commercial Sainfoin
1.00kg (6.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
1.00kg (6.5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
0.50kg (3.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
2.00kg (12.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
1.00kg (6.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
25 kg (64.5%)
commercial Sainfoin
2.5 kg (6.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
2.5 kg (6.5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
1.25 kg (3.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
5 kg (12.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
2.5 kg (6.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
0.65 kg (64.5%)
commercial Sainfoin
0.06 kg (6.5%)
certified PUNA II chicory
0.06 kg (6.5%)
certified LEO birdsfoot trefoil
0.03 kg (3.2%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.13 kg (12.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.06 kg (6.5%)
certified PROMESSE timothy
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Herbs Mixture

Ref: MIXHERB
Sowing rate: 0.5 kg per acre (1.25 kg/ha, 0.125 g/m²)

This mixture has been designed to be added to long term pasture mixtures to provide minerals and trace elements.  It may also be sown as a herbal strip along a hedgerow.

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Contents

0.25kg (50%)
Burnet forage herb
0.10kg (20%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.05kg (10%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.10kg (20%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.63 kg (50%)
Burnet forage herb
0.25 kg (20%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.13 kg (10%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.25 kg (20%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb
0.5 kg (50%)
Burnet forage herb
0.2 kg (20%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
0.1 kg (10%)
Yarrow forage herb
0.2 kg (20%)
Sheeps Parsley forage herb