Maximum-Yield Two Year Silage Ley

Ref: mixa

Optimum balance between the highest quality and yield for silage. Maximum-Yield produces the all important first cut, usually between the second and third week of May. At this time the grasses will have high D-values and a high soluble carbohydrate content which ensures good silage fermentation. As well as offering a potential major saving in silage additive, this improves palatability and therefore the profitability of winter milk production.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
Yield (0-20 T DM/Ha)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)

Contents per Acre%kg
certified HUNTER tet. Italian ryegrass75.010.500
certified Syntilla Italian ryegrass25.03.500
Units AcHaKg

£44.10 / Acre

Sowing rate: 14.0kg/acre (35.0kg/ha)

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Cocksfoot for light land (2 Kg) £11.90/Acre
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Vetches (10 Kg) £34.50/Acre
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Bottom Grass (2 Kg) £11.10/Acre
More InfoThe addition of ‘bottom’ or ‘grazing-type’ ryegrass can help to fill out the sward in more upright, open leys.
Festulolium (2yr) (2 Kg) £9.30/Acre
More InfoInclude festulolium to improve yield performance on drier or poor soils, lasts for 2 years. Commonly used with, or instead of italian ryegrass.
Red Clover (1 Kg) £10.90/Acre
More InfoAdd red clover to your mix to increase nitrogen fixation and yield, and to diversify your clover content
Timothy for heavy ground (2 Kg) £15.00/Acre
More InfoOne of the most important and flexible species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It will grow abundantly on heavy ground and, although it only has a shallow root structure, it still persists well on lighter land in dry years. Timothy is a very persistent and hardy grass, free of disease. It is palatable to most classes of stock.
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Italian Ryegrass

This is a short lived grass lasting for two years. It is very high yielding and reliably provides up to 18t DM per hectare on soils that suit it. (All ryegrasses yield less on light soils, especially in low rainfall areas.) It has a very open growth habit with fewer tillers than other grasses. It is therefore better suited to cutting than grazing. Italian ryegrass has been the subject of plant breeding for many years, which means there are a wide range of varieties available commercially.

Italian Ryegrass Species Guide  Buy Italian Ryegrass Straight