If you aim to have three cuts in the clamp by mid-June, Aber HSG 2 Multi-Cut is the best option for you.
Silage seed mix
Aber HSG 2 Multi Cut’s mixture of Aber High Sugar Grass varieties provide plenty of early season growth and maintain quality and yield throughout the season.
It is suited to a late April first cut with subsequent cuts at four to five weekly intervals, with three cuts in the clamp by late June to early July. Swards will be ideal for late-season or winter grazing if required.
Aber HSG 2 Multi-Cut benefits
- Ideal for early season cutting, avoiding stemmy later season growth
- Exceptional metabolisable energy (ME) yield
- Narrow heading date range allowing close control of silage
production and quality
- Excellent ground cover maintained for soil protection and prevention
of weed ingress
- Aber High Sugar Grass content enhances silage fermentation
- Using a multi-cut system gives consistent leafy production
|3.50||AberSpey||Perennial ryegrass (T)||29 May|
|4.00||AberZeus||Perennial ryegrass||27 May|
|3.50||AberAvon||Perennial ryegrass||03 June|
|4.00||AberGain||Perennial ryegrass (T)||04 June|
Available with AberClaret Red Clover seed
Traditionally, red clover only lasts two to three years in cutting leys. However, AberClaret Red Clover is the first of a generation of new long-term red clovers bred at Germinal Horizon Aberystwyth, where scientists have dramatically extended the life of red clover leys. AberClaret can persist for four to five years under cutting and is significantly more tolerant of grazing by dairy cattle.
Silage production experts
You can ask a Germinal expert here if you want to know where to find Germinal’s Aber HSG 2 (Multi-Cut) grass seed mixture for silage.
|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 red clover is included, sow no later than end of August