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      Aber HSG 1 Milk and Meat Production

      Aber HSG 1 Milk and Meat Production is an agricultural grass seed mixture.

      This mix is ideally suited to long-term, general-purpose use, particularly cutting. It is also suited to grazing by dairy and beef cattle, sheep and finishing lambs.

      Aber HSG 1 is your best choice when looking for a high-performance general-purpose grass sward. It contains a mixture of high sugar grasses for high digestibility and increased dry matter intake and produces a dense sward that resists poaching.

      High-performance forage seed

      Aber HSG 1 is ideally suited to set-stock grazing while also offering the potential for a heavy, high-quality silage cut in late May. It is best cut 5-10 days before its heading date, giving an optimum cutting period from 19-23 May. The mix includes a white clover blend as standard.

      With good management, an Aber HSG 1 pasture maintains quality for at least seven years.

      Benefits of Aber HSG 1 grass seed mixture

      • High digestibility to drive dry matter intakes
      • Suitable for all grazing stock (NB. unsuitable for horses)
      • Long-term sward with options for a variety of farm requirements
      • Outstanding grazing yield and grazing D-value
      • Lower ammonia and methane excretion reduce environmental impact
      • 100% high-ranking Aber HSG perennial ryegrasses
      kg/acre Variety Type Heading date
      3.00 AberZeus Perennial ryegrass 27 May
      3.00 AberWolf Perennial ryegrass 28 May
      4.00 AberGreen Perennial ryegrass 30 May
      4.00 AberGain Perennial ryegrass (T) 04 Jun
      1.00 AberDairy White clover blend
      15.00

      White clover seed blend

      The ability to fix nitrogen, reducing the requirement and cost of fertiliser applications, is a major benefit of including white clover seed in a perennial ryegrass grass mixture.

      It also increases grass intakes by livestock through its influence on rumen digestion and promotes summer grazing when grass productivity might be slowing up in drier conditions. Clover also provides a source of added protein.

      The variety of clover used in the Aber HSG mixtures complements the sward’s primary use. Aber HSG1 includes AberDairy for its suitability for grazing and cutting regimes.

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      Ask a Germinal expert if you want to know where to find Germinal’s Aber HSG 1 grass seed mix.

      The average heading date for Aber HSG 1 Milk and Meat Production is 30 May for central Britain. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before the average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of grass leys.

      Sowing rate 35 kg/ha (15 kg/acre)
      Sowing time March/April or August/September
      Sowing depth 15 mm (1/2 inch) or broadcast
      Sowing instructions Drill into a fine tilth

      Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 5˚C)

      Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact

       

      Additional comments Where clovers or herbs are included, sow no later than mid-September