If you didn’t look at reseeding last spring, this autumn could be an ideal time to invest in your forage quantity and quality.
Imperial - Long Term Cut and Graze Grass Seed Mix
14.00KG / 1 ACRE Imperial is a popular, long term cutting and grazing grass mix.
Imperial is a long term dual purpose mix. It will produce excellent first cut quality silage along with quality grazing. The mix contains all late perennial ryegrass and so is less likely to produce stemmy seed heads in the summer, maintaining a lush leafy sward throughout the growing season. A clover blend is included to suit a wide range of grassland systems and provides the benefit of soil N fixation. This blend will also help to increase protein levels. Timothy is used as it is a palatable grass, which helps fill the summer gap and thrives on wetter soil types.
Also available with No Clover or Chicory.
|Kg||Species & varieties|
|2.00||AberGain Late Tetraploid PRG|
|1.50||AberBann Late Diploid PRG|
|1.50||AberChoice Late Diploid PRG|
|3.00||AstonKing Late Diploid PRG|
|1.50||Bijou Late Tetraploid PRG|
|1.50||Youpi Late Tetraploid PRG|
|1.00||Aberbite Late Tetraploid PRG|
|0.50||Rivendel White Clover(Small Leaf)|
|0.50||AberSwan White Clover(Med leaf)|
Why buy this mixture?
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As a dairy enterprise - quality and high yielding grass is crucial for maintaining milk output. Due to Imperial being all late perennial ryegrasses it produces lush leafy grass that yields well and it does not go to head as quick as some of our other leys. We use the mixture mainly for cutting, followed by aftermath grazing and find that the grass comes back quickly after either.
Imperial is also very high yielding and seems to suit our ground well as we manage to get up to four cuts. The balance of clover and perennial ryegrass within the mix works well and suits our cutting and grazing system.
A H & F M Wilson - Tregibby, Cardigan, Ceredigion, 2015
Imperial does exceptionally well on our dairy and sheep system. We find that as it is made up of all Late Perennials it does not go stemmy and produces lush leafy grass for grazing well into the growing season. Some of the fields of Imperial are shut up for 3 cuts of quality silage, and last year we won the Big Bale Silage competition for Mid Cardiganshire. The thick base that Imperial has means that it provides quality grazing for the sheep over the winter. The flexibility between cutting and grazing that Imperial provides is a big benefit to our system.
D. T .E & J Jones, Aberystwyth, 2014
We produce and process milk, so consistent grass yields and quality is key to our business. We use Imperial because it yields well throughout the season and the D values of the silage and grazing grass is always high. It also gives us the flexibility between cutting and grazing. The late Perennials produce lush leafy grass which last longer into the season and we find that it doesn’t go stemmy. The clover content compliments the grass and the cows graze the ley well. There is regularly more milk in the bulk tank when the cows have been grazing Imperial compared to our other leys.
Messrs Elliot, 2013
Imperial has been grown on farm for the past 7 years. We've tried other mixtures, but this one suits our system best. In the past few years we've seen an improvement in our milk from forage, reaching 3600litres, and are aiming for 4000litres. We've worked closely with Wynnstay for many years.
Robin Thomas, Llandeilo
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