This mix would suit paddocks used for broodmares throughout the year but specifically it is aimed at mares during conception and lactation. The mix includes legumes such as sainfoin and lucerne therefore is higher in protein than our standard mixes.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified ALFONSO tet. Perennial ryegrass||11.1||2.00|
|certified ROMARK perennial ryegrass||13.3||2.40|
|certified DONATA cocksfoot||11.1||2.00|
|certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue||13.9||2.50|
|certified PRESTO timothy||8.3||1.50|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||5.6||1.00|
|certified Luzelle lucerne - RHIZOBIUM INOCULATED||5.0||0.90|
|certified MERWI white clover||1.4||0.25|
|certified Gran Sans Gabrielle birdsfoot trefoil||1.4||0.25|
|Sheeps Parsley forage herb||1.1||0.20|
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.
Also known as alfalfa in the states, lucerne benefits animal health and soil fertility. It is a high protein forage crop which is usually grown on its own and is very good on drought-prone soils. It establishes relatively slowly, producing significantly more biomass in the second and third years. Lucerne should only be grown on free-draining, alkaline soil. Lucerne requires the correct strain of rhizobia (known as an inoculant) to efficiently fix atmospheric nitrogen and get the most growth.
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.
Sainfoin is extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance. It can be grazed or fed as hay or silage. It suits the thin soils and limestone rich downlands found in some areas of the UK. Loosely translated sainfoin in French means 'Healthy Hay'.
Sheeps parsley is a common forage herb, usually mixed with ribgrass, yarrow and burnet to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile. It can be mixed with regular grassland species to increase grazing diversity.
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'.
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.