Maximum-Yield Two Year Silage Ley

Ref: mixa

Optimum balance between the highest quality and yield for silage. Maximum-Yield produces the all important first cut, usually between the second and third week of May. At this time the grasses will have high D-values and a high soluble carbohydrate content which ensures good silage fermentation. As well as offering a potential major saving in silage additive, this improves palatability and therefore the profitability of winter milk production.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified Kigezi tet. Italian ryegrass75.010.500
certified ALAMO Italian ryegrass25.03.500
Units AcHaKg

£46.80 / 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.
Cocksfoot for light land (2 Kg) £12.60/Acre
More Infoadd cocksfoot to mixtures for its enhanced rooting structure and improve drought tolerance.
Timothy for Heavy Land (2 Kg) £19.20/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.
Vetches (10 Kg) £29.50/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
Bottom Grass (2 Kg) £11.30/Acre
More InfoThe addition of ‘bottom’ or ‘grazing-type’ ryegrass can help to fill out the sward in more upright, open leys.
Festulolium (2yr) (2 Kg) £9.40/Acre
More InfoInclude festulolium to improve yield performance on drier or poor soils, lasts for 2 years. Commonly used with, or instead of italian ryegrass.
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Italian Ryegrass

This is a short lived grass lasting for two years. It is very high yielding and reliably provides up to 18t DM per hectare on soils that suit it. (All ryegrasses yield less on light soils, especially in low rainfall areas.) It has a very open growth habit with fewer tillers than other grasses. It is therefore better suited to cutting than grazing. Italian ryegrass has been the subject of plant breeding for many years, which means there are a wide range of varieties available commercially.

Italian Ryegrass Species Guide  Buy Italian Ryegrass Straight