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Standard Horse Pasture

Ref: mix7

This is our standard mix which provides a fast establishing dense turf for grazing or the occasional cut of hay. It does contain ryegrass so would not be suitable for horses or ponies that are prone to laminitis or Equine Metabolic Syndrome.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
     
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
     

Contents per Acre%kg
certified NIFTY perennial ryegrass19.22.50
certified Tyrella perennial ryegrass23.13.00
certified PARDUS meadow fescue11.51.50
certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue19.22.50
certified ANJO timothy15.42.00
certified PANDURO smooth stalked meadowgrass11.51.50
Units AcHaKg

£62.97 / Acre

Sowing rate: 13.0kg/acre (32.5kg/ha)

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Small White Clover (0.2 Kg) £2.07/Acre
Sainfoin (5 Kg) £13.25/Acre
Herbs Mix (0.5 Kg) £6.76/Acre

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Grass

Creeping Red Fescue

Often known as Strong Red Fescue, this common grass, as its name implies, has creeping rhizomes . It has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which can help to create a dense, hardwearing turf or sward. These shallow creeping roots help it to remain green even in drier soils.

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Grass

Meadow Fescue

One of the larger fescues this is a valuable grazing grass which can also be made into hay. Recent thinking has altered the Latin so that the flat leaved fescues (meadow fescue and tall fescue) have been given their own genus, separate from the finer leaved fescues.

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Grass

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass is the most commonly grown productive grass in the UK, used particularly for livestock grazing and forage. It has been the subject of plant breeding for over 60 years, ensuring there are a wide range of perennial ryegrass varieties available commercially.

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Grass

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass

Found throughout the UK in meadows and traditional pastures. It is said to be one of the greenest grasses found growing in the early spring, and is an indicator of land that is well drained and in good heart. The species itself is palatable, and nutritional to livestock, often called one of the traditional 'sweet grasses'.

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Grass

Timothy

Possibly the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in pasture throughout the UK. It retains its verdure longer than most grasses and although similar to smaller cats tail, it is larger in size with wider leaves and a longer spike like panicle.

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