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Grass mixture selection

Farmers reseed because renovated swards should yield 33% more in the first year and 10% more thereafter, than a 5 year old ley. However, the seed mixture plays a huge part in determining performance and longevity.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Growing properties of ryegrass species, other grasses and forage herbs
  • Benefits of including clover
  • Pros and cons of diploid and tetraploid ryegrasses
  • How Kingshay choose varieties for their grazing mixtures

Issued July 2015.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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