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SUPERMO Short-Term Super Silage 40% diploid Italian ryegrass, 60% tetraploid Hybrid ryegrass Independently recommended varieties by SRUC & NIAB. Exceptional production for up to two years of intensive cutting and aftermath grazing, high yields responds very quickly to required application of fertiliser/slurry. Suitable for both spring or autumn sowing. When to cut: First cut end May, following by spring graze will produce 70+D value silage, followed by cuts at five week intervals. This ultimate silage mixture which yielding up to 17tDM/ha in its first year under high input management and will achieve 3-5 cuts per year if required. Download full PDF fact sheet
IDEAL MULTIMO Medium Term Silage & Graze 40% Hybrid Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 60% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid Tetraploid hybrids grow well on their own, although do present a slightly open sward. The Seasonal growth of the sward is vastly improved by growing a combination of hybrid varieties with Diploid Perennial Ryegrass forming a tight sward base particularly in the critical mid-season period to maintain production and minimise weed invasion Hybrids give good yield in early spring, in the critical mid-season period, and in the autumn for extended grazing seasons. MULTIMO will also maintain high yields of good quality silage extending into the fourth harvest year. When to cut: Up to four cuts per year May, July, August and October. This is the ultimate medium-term silage mixture, yielding up to 16t DM/ha in its first cut and easily last up to four years. Download full PDF fact sheet
IDEAL NITROMO Medium Term High Protein 35% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 40% Hybrid Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 25% Intermediate Red Clover
Why are more farmers returning to RED CLOVER mixtures?There are a growing number of farmers now seeking to reduce the cost of production by using less fertiliser and by reducing the amount of purchased feed. It is predicted that many dairy, beef and sheep farmers will choose to grow high clover leys and adopt a lower cost production system. High Red clover leys require little or no nitrogen fertiliser and provide an excellent source of protein. Whilst there are many benefits from clover leys.
Why Red clover?Red clover grown in forage seed mixtures offer a cheap alternative to nitrogen fertiliser and provides a homegrown source of protein. Clover plants are able to extract nitrogen from the air, which itself is three quarters nitrogen, indirectly into the soil via bacteria in nodules on plan roots. There are also concerns about the effects of increasing diesel costs which affect the very application of fertiliser itself. Coupled with this is the burden of record keeping and even the disposal of polypropylene and plastic bags. Finally, NVZ regulations mean that grass farmers will be restricted by a further reduction of 30kgN per hectare.
Digestibility and palatabilityClovers are more digestible than grass and this is one reason why livestock perform well when fed clover. Clovers are extremely palatable to sheep and cattle. This is important as it enables productive animals to consume more forage. More forage intake with a high protein content leads to greater live weight gain and milk yields. Red clover is for silage This has a high yield of around 15t DM/ha and is most commonly used for silage production. It is an upright plant which can yield up to 30% more than white clover. Red clover leys are cut for silage at the end of May. Two or three more cuts follow throughout the summer and autumn. It is sown in leys to last between 2-4 year’s, Idealseed GLOBAL & PAVO red Clovers will last the full 4 years. Red clover silage has a crude protein content of 16% to 20% and a ME content of 10 to 12MJ/kg DM Store/fat lambs can be fattened very effectively on red clover silage. Note: High in Phyto-oestrogen, breeding sheep should be kept off for six weeks Download full PDF fact sheet
IDEAL FOUNDATION Long Term Graze/Cut 60% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid, 25% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 8% Intermediate Timothy, 7% Medium White Clover I-DS FOUNDATION is a Top Quality long-term intensive grazing mixture providing superb quality silage in the clamp achieved by the selection of highly vigorous pasture perennial grasses which provide a dense uniformed easily manager sward. 100% late perennial grass which is high in quality and palatability. FOUNDATION will provide a sward that is exceptionally dense, high yielding and achieve maximum animal performance, improving both milk and meal production. All winter-hardy varieties which achieve 70D over a narrow period the mixture is easy to manage and give outstanding ground-cover thus reducing poaching. Late pasture perennial will also provide extended seasonal growth starting very early in the spring and finish late autumn providing at least 3 week more leafy grazing, no early seed heads unlike conventional leys. Download full PDF fact sheet
IDEAL HIGHLANDER Permanent Upland Graze 15% Early Perennial ryegrass, Diploid, 10% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 15% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass Diploid, 20% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid DNDF, 15% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid DNDF, 10% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Intermediate Timothy, 5% Medium White Clover Permanent pasture mixture originally formulated by myself in 1996 and since adopted by other leading suppliers, the mixture was originally named “Highlander +Altitude” although after successful on farm trials in lowland farms, we decided to drop the “+altitude”: Billy Nimmo, MD, I-DS. Providing excellent long-seasonal grass yields for grazing and silage if required over many years. Timothy is extremely resistant to cold temperatures and provides good late-season growth. The thick bottomed sward structure is obtained by using late perennial ryegrasses, creeping fescues and highly nutritious white clover. This mixture is very hardy and can be grown in upland or lowland areas. Download full PDF fact sheet
IDEAL PENNANT STAR Long Term Sheep & Beef 15% Early Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid, 10% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 25% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass Diploid, 20% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid DNDF, 15% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid DNDF, 8% Intermediate Timothy, 7% White Clover mixture Truly remarkable Long-Term, high quality very versatile mixture, which is traditionally viewed as Dual Cut & Graze, providing highest levels of forage production in the farming community. Can be utilised for all livestock and is suited to all permanent pasture areas including upland grazing. Download full PDF fact sheet
SUPREME Long Term Dual Purpose 30% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid, 15% Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid, 15% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid, 15% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Diploid DNDF, 12% Late Perennial Ryegrass, Tetraploid DNDF, 5% Intermediate Timothy, 8% Medium White Clover Originally designed by myself way back in 1996, in my “Limagrain days” and formulated after extensive on-farm trials and consultation from experienced UK distributors and farmers, Supreme has proven success as a leading Dual system mixture and although the formulation remains the same, with the inclusion of new highly productive varieties, in our opinion, make this mixture a must for all livestock farmers; Billy Nimmo, MD,I-DS. Supreme produces an excellent dual-purpose ley which is equally suitable for Sheep, beef and Diary, contains highly palatable and persistent DNDF “high fibre” varieties ensuring exceptional quality grazing with over many years. Timothy is extremely resistant to cold temperatures and provides good late-season growth. The thick bottomed sward structure is obtained by using predominantly late perennial ryegrasses and high proportion of nutritious white clover. This mixture is very winter hardy and can be grown in upland or lowland areas. Download full PDF fact sheet
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Our agricultural grass seed mixtures for sale below, are based on decades of knowledge and expertise. Idealseed is 100% independent, so we are able to demand and source, only the best varieties of farm seed mixtures for our customers.
We are a supplier of wholesale agricultural grass seed and offer the best quality and prices to the farming sector in bulk quantities. We offer a broad range of agricultural grass seed mixtures to farmers for silage, grazing and cutting.
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Good grass and efficient utilisation is a science and as with all sciences knowledge is the key to success and especially knowledge that has a practical application. While many agricultural grass seed suppliers like to keep their knowledge tight to their chest, our aim is to share our wealth of knowledge and expertise, by providing you with seed mixtures formulated by specialist seedsmen.
With unrivalled expertise gained over three decades in every sector of the seed industry, you are sure to benefit from improved yield and forage quality. This ensures you peace of mind, knowing you are well equipped to maximise your farm production.
I-DS “a cut above the rest in 2019”
What makes Idealseed forage grass seed mixtures extra special is the FACT that all of our varieties are sourced by science-based research and highly recommended first choice for 2019 by “NIAB” National Institute of Agricultural Botany (England & Wales) and “SRUC” Scotland’s Rural College.
Idealseed is the only on-line company with all forage varieties recommended as 1st choice NIAB &SRUC.
Grass and clover breeding programmes are constantly improving the overall yields and quality of varieties available to the farmer. Each year new varieties that have shown an improvement within UK National Trials come on to the market. A variety can enter the UK National List if it performs particularly well in one region of the UK. However, these varieties may, or may not, perform as well under the extreme weather conditions encountered in Scotland or the difference in climatic conditions in England & Wales where regional disease risks vary considerably.
Ground Cover & Winterhardiness are essential characteristics for I-DS
Maintaining a good ground cover indicates the ability of a variety to survive and contribute to total yield. The trial ratings are based on measurement of both persistency (change in ground cover from establishment year onwards) and overall sward density.
Winterhardiness is an important characteristic in hill and upland areas, where winter damage is most common among the ryegrasses; other species may also be affected but to a lesser degree. There is a marked variation in varietal susceptibility and care should be taken in selection of varieties for areas where winter damage is prevalent.
Disease severity is very dependent on overall climate in different areas of the country, some diseases are more prevalent in the generally wetter and warmer west and south west, while others are more common in the drier east. In some areas, multiple diseases can be high risk.
Examples being (most susceptible areas):
Rynchosporium = Southwest England/Wales
Drechslera = Northwest England/Wales
Ryegrass mosaic virus = East England
Crown rust = Southeast England
I-DS grasses must meet our selection criteria: Exceptional Palatability & Outstanding Yield