SWEET BITE Specialist Grazing Mixture
Sweet Bite’s formulation focuses on varieties which have proven superior palatability, ‘grazeability’ and digestibility. Together with excellent early spring and late autumn growth, Sweet Bite swards are delivering greater levels of animal performance from grazed grass alone. Feedback from farmers informs us that clean-outs of Sweet Bite swards are excellent; pasture quality & animal performance continues right through the summer & into the autumn; & many dairy farmers consistently see a lift in milk yield when their cows go into a Sweet Bite sward as part of their grazing rotation.
100% LATE HEADING GRASSES 59% TETRAPLOID
N.B. AVERAGE HEADING DATE = 6th JUNE
ABERGAIN (T) – a renowned variety in terms of quality and overall yield. Ranks third on Teagasc’s Pasture Profit Index ’21 with a value of €212 ha/year.
ASTONENERGY(T) – a leading variety for 'clean out' of pastures due to its excellent palatability and digestibility both in Teagasc grazing studies and from feedback received from many satisfied farmers across the country.
ABERCHOICE – is the highest ranking late diploid with a total PPI value of €182. When it comes to quality and yield, no other variety in its category comes close. No other diploid can match it for quality/feeding value.
DRUMBO – a late heading diploid which delivers excellent yields of highly digestible grass under a grazing system. A consistent performer. Given its good ground cover characteristics, this variety provides superior density to any sward.
WHITE CLOVER BLEND = Coolfin + Crusader.
Coolfin is a small leaved variety; Crusader is a medium leaved variety. Both are good yielders; compete well with the accompanying grasses and are best suited to grazing.
ATTENTION DEROGATION FARMERS!
New Nitrates Derogation legislation stipulates that at least 1.5 kilos per hectare (0.6 kg/acre) of ‘naked’ clover seed or 2.5 kilo per hectare of 'coated' clover seed (equivalent to 1.0 kg/acre) is incorporated in ALL grass seed mixtures when reseeding. Alternatively over-sowing with clover seed following the post-emergence herbicide is a permitted option under the new rules.
This MUST be done in the same calendar year in which the reseed is sown.
WE CAN SUPPLY ANY OF OUR MIXTURES AND/OR FORMULATE A SPECIAL MIXTURE WITH OR WITHOUT CLOVER.
WE CAN ALSO INCREASE THE INCLUSION LEVEL OF CLOVER SEED ON REQUEST.