A highly palatable mixture that is excellent for high producing livestock including dairy, grass finished beef, and goats. Ideal for good soils that have high fertility. Chicory is included for better mineral nutrition and other animal health benefits.
|Best uses:||Dry Hay: Poor
Haylage/Balage: Very Good
Intensive Grazing: Excellent
Continuous Grazing: Fair to good if not overgrazed
Food Plots: Excellent
|Seeding Rate:||25 to 35 lbs/A|
|Product Formula:||33% Perennial Ryegrass
33% Grazing Tolerant Orchardgrass
19% Meadow Brome
7% Medium Red Clover
6% White Clover
Area of Adaptation: USDA Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b & 7a Adapted to good soils and does best on high fertility. Wet—acceptable. Orchardgrass and Chicory do not like wet soil Drought—fair to good. Orchardgrass and Chicory have good drought tolerance but ryegrass is poor. pH range—6.0 and higher
Grazing Management: Turn livestock in when about 8-10 inch of growth and remove when 3-4 inches remain. Have paddocks designed to get all livestock on and off within a maximum of 3 days.
Cutting Management: Cut leaving a 3-4 inch stubble height. Orchardgrass yields, regrowth and persistence will decrease with short cuttings. Wide swath management recommended.
Stand life: Approximately 4-5 years in most situations. Overgrazing can be very hard on orchardgrass persistence.
Traffic Tolerance: Very Good. Diploid ryegrass components have very good traffic tolerance.