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. Aber HSG 4 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)||05 Jun|
|2.00||AberBite||Perennial ryegrass (T)||05 Jun|
|4.00||AberBann||Perennial ryegrass||07 Jun|
|1.00||AberDairy||White clover blend|
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 31 May 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