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Hay & Graze - Four Year Dual Purpose Hay/Haylage Ley


A longer term option for the hay and haylage producer with upright hybrid ryegrass and longer lasting perennial ryegrass. Diploid varieties have been included for faster drying. Although slower to establish in the first year, timothy will provide good bulk from year two onwards. Sow in the autumn to provide a crop in the following spring, it can also be cut earlier in the year to provide haylage. Once cut it will provide high quality late summer and autumn grazing.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified BARCLAMP dip. Hybrid ryegrass42.35.500
certified BOYNE perennial ryegrass42.35.500
certified COMER timothy15.42.000
Units AcHaKg

£65.77 / Acre

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

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White clover (1 Kg) £18.50/Acre
More InfoN Fixer. A low-growing clover for undersowing, N fixation and weed suppression. Very common in forage mixtures with grasses and commonly mixed with yellow trefoil for soil improvement. Sow between March and September.
Cocksfoot for light land (2 Kg) £11.90/Acre
More Info
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
Sainfoin (5 Kg) £18.50/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!
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.
Italian ryegrass 2yr cover crop (3 Kg) £9.45/Acre
More InfoAdd Italian ryegrass to improve yields for the first 2-3 years of your ley, and act as a nurse for other developing species
Herbs Mixture (0.5 Kg) £9.33/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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Hybrid Ryegrass

This form of ryegrass is perhaps one of the best grasses available to the intensive farmer. The hybrid ryegrass is a cross between the Italian and perennial forms of ryegrass and shares characteristics of both. The dominant parent determines how the variety performs in the field. Most hybrid varieties are dominant with Italian genes and the best cultivars provide the same or similar high yields as Italian ryegrass. But as they also contain some of the persistent genes of the perennial ryegrass parent they last longer. This longer lasting and high yielding silage grass has one further advantage: the genes of the perennial ryegrass parent produces a plant with more tillers and more leaf which gives increased ground cover, making them better for aftermath grazing.

Hybrid Ryegrass Species Guide  Buy Hybrid Ryegrass Straight


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.

Perennial Ryegrass Species Guide  Buy Perennial Ryegrass Straight



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.

Timothy Species Guide  Buy Timothy Straight