Dairygold Quality Grass Seed Mixtures 2016

 

All perennial ryegrass & clover varieties from 2015 Irish (DAFM) recommended list.
All mixtures have narrow spread of heading dates (maximum five days) between grass varieties (improves stability of mixtures and improved grazing quality).
High digestibility grasses proven in grazing situations for grazing mixtures.
Only three perennial ryegrass varieties in each mixture (varieties <3Kg contribute little to a mixture)
Mixtures 1, 2 & 3 contain circa 40% tetraploid (T) ensuring good yields, ground cover & quality
Mixture 4 (heavy soils mixture) contains high ground cover diploids and less tetraploid (27%) to promote persistency while still being relatively easy to graze tightly
Mixture No 1 High Clover Grazing 
Mixture Pasture Profit Index (PPI) €130
-Autumn Growth €41
-Quality €26
-Persistency -€3
A mixture very high in clover (1.5Kg per pack) reflecting the added importance of clover for the majority of grazing or one cut silage systems in Ireland.  
Drumbo (D) 3.0 Kg
Majestic (D) 3.0 Kg
Astonenergy (T) 4.5 Kg
Chieftan (clover) 0.75 Kg
Crusader (clover) 0.75 Kg
Mixture No 2 Two Cut Silage (Also available with clover) 
Mixture PPI €140
-Silage €25
-Spring Growth €41
-Total Production €141
A mixture designed specifically for silage (two or more cuts) with exceptional spring growth for high first cut yields, no clover (questionable role in an intensive cutting system) and durable varieties to ensure a long lasting sward.  
Solomon (D) 3.5 Kg
Rosetta (D) 3.5 Kg
Carrig (T) 4.5 Kg
Mixture No 3 Dairygold Extend (Also available without clover) 
Mixture PPI €174
-Spring Growth €32
-Autumn Growth €42
-Quality €51
A mixture with good spring and autumn growth for intensive grazing situations where extending grazing, is a priority.  Also suitable for one cut silage systems.
Aberchoice (D) 3.25 Kg
Drumbo (D) 3.25 Kg
Abergain (T) 4.5 Kg
Aberherald (Clover) 0.5 Kg
Mixture No 4 Heavy Soils A mixture ideally suited to wet land grazing systems.  Designed to give a dense (for persistency) yet digestible (tetraploid included at lower level than other mixtures) sward that will perform in difficult conditions.
Glenroyal (D) 4.0 Kg
Clanrye (D) 4.0 Kg
Kintyre (T) 3.0 Kg
Aberherald (Clover) 0.5 Kg
Clanrye will not have a PPI rating until 2016, therefore no this mixture doesn’t have a PPI rating

All perennial ryegrass & clover varieties from 2016 Irish (DAFM) recommended list.

All mixtures have narrow spread of heading dates between grass varieties (improves stability of mixtures and improved grazing quality).

High digestibility grasses proven in grazing situations for grazing mixtures.

Only three perennial ryegrass varieties in each mixture (varieties <3Kg contribute little to a mixture)

Mixtures 1, 2 & 3 contain circa 40% tetraploid (T) ensuring good yields, ground cover & quality

Mixture 4 (heavy soils mixture) contains high ground cover diploids and less tetraploid (27%) to promote persistency while still being relatively easy to graze tightly

 

No 1. High Clover Grazing 

A high clover mixture with very good quality and seasonal growth.  Very palatable mixture maximising grass utilisation and grazing’s per year.

Mixture PPI

No 2. 2 cut silage (also available with clover)

A mixture designed specifically for silage (two or more cuts) with exceptional spring growth for high first cut yields, no clover (questionable role in an intensive cutting system) and durable varieties to ensure a long lasting sward.

Mixture PPI

 

 

 

No 3. Dairygold Extend (also available without clover)

Excellent spring and autumn growth combined with exceptional quality for a palatable sward. This mixture is for intensive grazing situations where extending grazing, is a priority. Also suitable for one cut silage systems.

Mixture PPI

No 4. Heavy Soils

This mixture has been specifically formulated for heavier soils.  Specially designed to create a good dense base to the sward with high ground scoring varieties which will ensure a persistent sward in challenging soils. The Heavy Soils Mix also delivers good seasonal growth and high quality varieties.  Lower levels of tetraploid will give a dense sward that will perform in difficult conditions.                

 

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