For Grazing Silage and Hay
For early production dry seed prior to the break where paddocks are clean and you are comfortable with the risk
Ensure plants are not prone to pulling then graze at 6 to 8cm high to increase tiller density. Then implement a rotational grazing program through winter and spring
Cut mid spring for silage, late spring for hay or lock up for seed set
Souwest pasture mix™ components
Roper deep rooted perennial ryegrass that can work as an annual or a perennial where there is adequate summer moisture
Abundant Tetraploid ryegrass, high quality, high yielding and long growing season
Black and White seeded subterranean clovers will produce across a wide range of soils and farming systems
Aerial seeded clovers, Arrowleaf, Balansa, Crimson, and Persian clovers provide a continuity of early and later feed
A pasture mix that was developed to suit a wide range of farming systems and soils types in the 550mm plus rainfall zones. This mix contains proven varieties that have been selected to perform in our unique WA environment of soils and farming conditions through the medium to high rainfall zones.
The Souwest pasture mix is ideally suited to a broad range of farmers whom are looking for a blend of ryegrass and clover that will provide a balanced pasture during the growing season. Where managed appropriately the Souwest pasture mix should continue to provide high quality pasture into the following years.
Recommended sowing rates:
Souwest pasture mix: 18 to 25 kgs/ha. (Increased sowing rates will increase interplant competition during establishment offering earlier grazing and higher dry matter production where supported with increased fertiliser).