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      Lamb Finisher

      Puna II perennial chicory is a forage crop for use as a pure stand or part of a mixed sward in medium to long-term rotational grazing.

      Puna II perennial chicory is the superior choice of chicory when seeking a broad-leaved forage crop as part of a mixed sward with grass and clover or grown alone in a pure stand.

      Puna II Perennial Chicory Lamb Finisher

      This perennial variety, bred in New Zealand, gives greater persistency lasting two to five years, longer than the short-lived common chicory. It can boost growth rates and productivity to finish stock earlier.

      Puna II benefits

      • High digestibility to drive growth and productivity
      • Capable of producing 10 tonnes dry matter/ha/year
      • High-quality feed throughout the summer
      • Valuable mineral content for optimal growth and development
      • Suitable for finishing stock, calves and flushing ewes
      • Long persistency of 2-5 years
      • Rapid regrowth after grazing
      • Tolerance to drought and disease
      • Improved soil structure
      • Good compatibility with perennial ryegrass
      kg/acre Variety Type
      1.00 Puna II Perennial chicory
      1.00 Tonic Plantain
      3.25 AberClaret Red clover
      5.25

      Lamb Finisher benefits

      • 2-3 years intensive finishing mixture
      • Red clover can contribute up to 150 kg N/ha
      • Full production from May to September
      • High protein forage suitable for finishing early lambs

      Perennial chicory seed mixtures

      Please ask one of our experts if you want to learn more about our Puna II perennial chicory seed mixtures.

      Sowing rate 13.00 kg/ha (5.25 kg/acre)
      Sowing time April or August
      Sowing depth Maximum 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

       

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