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‘POCHON’ Persistent Long Term Grazing Ley

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For over thirty years Pochon has proven very successful on a wide range of conventional and organic farms. This mix is suitable for taking a cut of silage, but is mainly for rotational grazing. Including the best strains of high yielding white clovers from Aberystwyth, it gives excellent mid-summer production without artificial fertiliser.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified ASTONKING perennial ryegrass25.03.000
certified Kendal perennial ryegrass16.72.000
certified ABERBITE tet. Perennial ryegrass20.82.500
certified CALIBRA tet. perennial ryegrass25.03.000
certified ABERDAI white clover5.00.600
certified MERWI white clover5.00.600
certified ABERACE wild white clover2.50.300
Units AcHaKg

£71.65 / Acre

Sowing rate: 12.0kg/acre (30.0kg/ha)

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Cocksfoot for light land (2 Kg) £12.50/Acre
More Infoadd cocksfoot to mixtures for its enhanced rooting structure and improve drought tolerance.
Timothy for Heavy Land (2 Kg) £16.40/Acre
More InfoAdd timothy to your mixture to increase tolerance to heavy, wet or waterlogged soil conditions, and to extend the life of your ley.
Red Clover (1 Kg) £8.90/Acre
More InfoAdd red clover to your mix to increase nitrogen fixation and yield, and to diversify your clover content
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!
Vetches (10 Kg) £23.00/Acre
More InfoAdd this short term annual legume to your mix to increase yields in the first season and fix nitrogen.Vetch will die away easily after being cut or grazed
Westerwolds 1yr Cover Crop (3 Kg) £8.55/Acre
More InfoAdd westerwold ryegrass to your mix to increase yields in the first year and act as a nurse crop for other species in the mix. A hardy annual that will keep regrowing once cut/grazed, but will die away over the course of 1-2 years
Italian ryegrass 2yr cover crop (3 Kg) £9.00/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) £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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Legume

Medium Leaved White Clover

White clover is one of the most common legumes in the UK. This species can be recognised by its creeping growth habit. Its creeping stolons help to fill in gaps in the sward, putting down roots at each node. White clover varieties can be categorised into small, medium and large leaf sizes. Generally the smaller the leaf size, the more persistent and prostrate the plant will be, the small leaf type will tolerate closer grazing from sheep and tends to sit lower at the base of the sward, the small and medium leaf varieties are used for grazing mixtures. Using mixtures of white clover varieties helps to ensure that at least one can tolerate and contribute to what ever management regime is being imposed at a given time. The medium leaf varieties are very adaptable, generally they can be used for both grazing and cutting mixtures. They combine a good tolerance to cattle or sheep grazing and can contribute to cutting yields, while still being more persistent than the large leaf varieties. There are also variations, which can be classed as small to medium in terms of leaf size. Common medium leaf varieties are aberherald & aberdai, while the variety aberpearl is classed as small to medium leaf in terms of size.

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Grass

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

Legume

Wild White Clover (small leaved)

White clover is one of the most common legumes in the UK. This species can be recognised by its creeping growth habit. Its creeping stolons help to fill in gaps in the sward, putting down roots at each node. White clover varieties can be categorised into small, medium and large leaf sizes. Generally the smaller the leaf size, the more persistent and prostrate the plant will be, the small leaf type will tolerate closer grazing from sheep and tends to sit lower at the base of the sward, the small and medium leaf varieties are used for grazing mixtures. Using mixtures of white clover varieties helps to ensure that at least one can tolerate and contribute to what ever management regime is being imposed at a given time. The small leaf varieties are the lowest growing and the most prostrate. Due to the low growing point on the plant , they have a good tolerance to cattle and especially sheep grazing. The small leaf varieties are the most persistent perennial clovers. Small leaf varieties are sometimes call 'wild white clover', one of the best known was the Aberystwyth S 184 variety, another was Kent wild white clover, a more modern version of this variety type is called aberace.

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