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Equine Pasture Mix - Long Term No Ryegrass

Ref: MIX13

This is a more persistent, non-ryegrass mix providing good quality, diverse forage with a low sugar content. Although this mix will take a little longer to establish than a ryegrass based mix, it will provide a dense, resilient turf with balanced forage for grazing and hay. Research and experience has shown that rich pasture containing ryegrass can cause dietary issues such as stomach ulcers and laminitis in equines. Increasingly horse owners are opting to avoid sugary ryegrasses in their paddocks altogether. Some ryegrasses can also become unproductive after 4-5 years. This more persistent, non-ryegrass mix is an alternative to our Standard Horse Pasture, providing good quality and diverse forage with a lower sugar content.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified PARDUS meadow fescue28.64.000
certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass21.43.000
certified RELEVANT creeping red fescue17.92.500
certifed CARACTER red/chewings fescue17.92.500
certified COMER timothy12.91.800
certified HIGHLAND common bentgrass1.40.200
Units AcHaKg

£99.00 / Acre

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

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White Clover (1 Kg) £11.50/Acre
More InfoAdd white clover to increase or introduce nitrogen fixation, improve forage quality, persistence and ground cover.
Sainfoin (5 Kg) £16.75/Acre
More InfoThe Queen of Forage! Add sainfoin to your mix to fix nitrogen, improve drought tolerance, reduce bloat, reduce worm burdens in ruminant stock and help save the bees!
Herbs Mixture (0.5 Kg) £8.69/Acre
More InfoThis mixture has been designed to be added to long term pasture mixtures and provides minerals and trace elements

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Bentgrass

Common Bentgrass is a perennial grass with fine leaves, The seed head is delicate and attractive, opening loosely from late spring through to autumn. Older swards in heavily grazed or trampled areas may form dense, low growing clumps.

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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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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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Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue

Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.

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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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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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