If you are looking for high-quality, high-yield silage early in the season, Aber HSG 2 Early Cut is ideal. Cutting silage early gives you the ability to capture the very best D-value and protein levels.
Silage grass seed
It also delivers good yield, overcoming the fear that an early cut loses in quantity what it gains in quality. Delaying the first cut can miss a crop at its prime, jeopardising a potential increase in milk yield.
Aber HSG 2 Early Cut benefits
- Delivers quality and yield over 3-4 years
- Optimum heading date range: 16-25 May
- Outstanding metabolisable energy (ME) yield
- Early vigour and spring growth
- Performs under medium and high nitrogen levels
|6.00||AberClyde||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||25 May|
|4.00||AberEcho||Hybrid Ryegrass (T)||17 May|
|5.00||AberEdge||Hybrid Ryegrass (T)||23 May|
AberClaret Red Clover seed
Traditional red clovers only last two to three years in cutting leys. 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.
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Ask a Germinal expert today if you want to know where to find Germinal’s Aber HSG 2 (Early Cut) grass seed mixture for silage.
Heading date average for Aber HSG 2 Early Cut is 20 May for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality. The 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
|Additional comments||Where red clover is included, sow no later than end of August