Specialist Grazing

 
 
 

Improving animal performance at grass is the principal target of our specialist grazing leys. Forage quality and seasonal productivity are critical within livestock grazing management , our range of grazing leys include the highest performing grazing varieties where sugars (wsc) and ā€˜Dā€™ Values (grazing) are primary farctors during selection.

 

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For maximum milk production from fresh grass, only ryegrass varieties with high sugar (wsc) are included. Trials undertaken at IBERS Grass Research Station have shown that increased water soluble carbohydrates found within plant cells accelerate protein breakdown; which improves animal production from fresh grass. Milk yields across groups of Dairy on grass-only production increased on average by 2 Litres per day. Milk Producer also contains high yielding white clovers and comes with a grazing type Timothy, to achieve an extremely productive sward for dairy farming.

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Later heading varieties in Herdsman have successfully extended the period of lush spring grass. This sward is an extremely useful tool for dairy and beef farmers in high rainfall areas where wet ground conditions can delay turnout. All ryegrasses are of high sugar (wsc) origin to maintain palatability and improved livestock performance.

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Grass based beef producers are benefiting from the high performance perennial grasses contained in Beef Producer. All perennial ryegrasses are of high sugar content with grazing yields 10-12% above mean on the Scottish Recommended List. Trials at Aberyswyth Research Station showed that high sugar diploids contained in the mixture showed weight gains on cross bred steers increased by 20% on a grass only feeding programme.

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A grazing mixture for sheep and cattle where all ryegrasses have high sugar content (wsc) for improved animal performance in modern lamb and beef production systems. This sward is highly productive on fertile sites with reduced or zero nitrogen applications. Hardy small-leaved and high yielding medium-leaved white clovers are utilised to provide a natural source of nitrogen and increased protein.

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