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23-03-2016

TOPGRASS seed mixtures offer premium grass performance

ForFarmers Forage & Arable has launched a range of grass mixtures called TOPGRASS, which includes the varieties from the grass and clover recommended list. These are higher yielding, better quality varieties that offer improved use of fertiliser to boost grassland productivity and animal output. The range includes the latest high sugar grasses with maximum fibre digestibility and good intake potential, to support extra milk production or improved liveweight gains. 

“When a sward ages, production can decline as sown species are replaced by native ‘weed’ grasses. But it’s easy to measure grass growth and estimate production using a sward stick, which we are providing to our customers,” says seeds manager Mel Digger. 

Plan re-seeding if there is more than 40% non-sown species in the sward, as increases of up to 20% DM/ha can be achieved in the first year of production. Every 1% increase in NDF digestibility provides an extra 0.25 litre per cow per day on average, increasing milk from forage and helping reduce the cost of production.

For more detailed information on grass mixtures ask your local ForFarmers account manager or contact the customer service team on 0845 070 6280. 

Link: http://www.forfarmers.co.uk/bestanden/ForFarmers_UK/PDF-files/20329-1/ForFarmers_Selecting_en_Growing_Grass_2016.pdf
Click on the thumb nail to view the 2016 TOPGRASS range