First cut will be mid-to-late May, with the option of a second cut approximately 4–5 weeks later, or alternatively commence rotational grazing. The Aber HSG varieties selected for this mixture significantly out-perform other grasses for grazing quality and grazing yields. This year Aber HSG 4 is further improved by the introduction of AberWolf HSG, the stand-out grass on the latest UK Recommended Lists.
Key benefits in summary
- Long-lasting ley with outstanding quality
- Top yields of high ME silage at first cut
- For cutting and rotational grazing
- 100% Aber HSG perennial ryegrasses
- A balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties
- High palatability and dry matter intakes
- Extended spring and autumn grazing
|Kg / Acre||Variety||Type||Heading Date|
|2.00||AberWolf||Perennial Ryegrass||28 May|
|3.00||AberGreen||Perennial Ryegrass||30 May|
|3.00||AberGain||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 Jun|
|2.00||AberBite||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||05 Jun|
|2.00||AberBann||Perennial Ryegrass||07 Jun|
|2.00||AberChoice||Perennial Ryegrass||10 Jun|
Heading date average for Aber HSG 4 is 3 June for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys.
|Sowing rate||35kg/ha (15kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/September|
|Sowing depth||15mm (½ 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