Llama & Alpaca Paddock 70% ORGANIC
Llamas and Alpacas have become more popular in the british countryside in recent years and we are increasingly asked to provide palatabale grazing mixtures which suit their specific needs. Due to their physiology and grazing habits Llamas and Alpacas tend to prefer lower growing, softer and leafier plants which are high in nutrition and fibre, but low in sugars. br>Ryegrasses are not used in this mixture as they can be too high in sugars and cause dietary issues. This mix contains a wide variety of palatable and nutritious grasses to provide a healthy and balanced diet without being too rich. Nutritious herbs can be added to this mixture. If overseeding existing pasture consider MIXEQSORG.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue||26.7||4.000|
|certified DOLINA ORGANIC timothy||20.0||3.000|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||13.3||2.000|
|certified GONDOLIN ORGANIC creeping red fescue||13.3||2.000|
|certified SWANTE ORGANIC cocksfoot||10.0||1.500|
|certified Fulmar red/chewings fescue||10.0||1.500|
|certified HIGHLAND common bentgrass||3.3||0.500|
|certified ENDURANCE ribgrass||1.0||0.150|
|Burnet forage herb||1.7||0.250|
|Sheeps Parsley forage herb||0.7||0.100|
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.
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.
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.
Ribgrass is a very popular perennial forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheep's parsley, 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 quality, and with deep roots it is also popular in mixtures for lighter land. It is also known as Plantain or narrow leaf plantain.
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.