If you are a dairy farmer looking for one or two cuts of high-quality silage before focusing on the best possible rotational grazing, Aber HSG 4 Dairy System is for you.
Grass seed for dairy systems
You can expect a first cut in mid-to-late May with an optional second cut five to six weeks later. Alternatively, the ley can be used for high-quality rotational grazing.
This grass seed mixture is suitable for grazing mid to late season as well as through the winter. It is available with or without white clover seed.
Aber HSG 4 Dairy System benefits
- High-quality silage and outstanding aftermath grazing
- Dense and persistent sward maintaining excellent ground cover for soil protection and prevention of weed ingress
- 100% Aber HSG varieties
- High digestibility to drive dry matter intakes
- Lower ammonia and methane excretion reducing environmental impact
- Outstanding grazing yield and grazing D-value
- Includes AberDairy clover blend to fix nitrogen, feed companion grasses and reduce fertiliser costs
|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|
You can ask a Germinal expert here if you want to know where to find Germinal’s Aber HSG 4 grass seed mixture for dairy systems.
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||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