This all-purpose pasture mixture is an excellent choice for almost any area in the United States. It not only gives the great forage grasses, but gives you the added benefit of clover for higher protein and nutrition as well as highly palatable and quick establishing annual ryegrass.
- 20% Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass
- 20% Mammoth Orchardgrass
- 15% Climax Timothy
- 20% Safe Tall Fescue
- 15% Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass
- 5% New Zealand White Clover
- 5% Medium Red Clover
This blend can work for horses in certain situations, but would be better for cattle, sheep, alpacas, and other grazing animals. Clover content may be too rich for some horses and alpacas. This blend has the added benefits of Calibra Perennial Ryegrass, Abundant tetraploid ryegrass, New Zealand white clover, and medium red clover.
Calibra Perennial Ryegrass
CALIBRA possesses very high disesae resistance and tolerates close grazing. Fair to good winterhardiness has been reported in most trials. CALIBRA will become one of the most grown tetraploid intermediates world wide in the next decade. Very good results have been obtained in many European countries.
CALIBRA is one of our most winter-hardy Ryegrasses. In areas that experience periodic winter kill of Perennial Ryegrass stands, CALIBRA should improve the chance of having a successful stand of Perennial Ryegrass. CALIBRA is very well suited to management intensive grazing, but hay and silage management will work as well. When mixed with White Clover, CALIBRA forms an unbeatable pasture.
Mammoth orchardgrass is a medium-early maturing variety bred for high forage production as well as tolerance to weather extremes. Mammoth has performed well in diverse climates with extreme weather such as Alberta, Missouri, and Northern California. These climates have tested the ability to withstand heat, drought, and severe winters.
Mammoth is suited to both pasture and hay production. It has high fall growth as well, as demonstrated by a high fall cutting in most trials. Use Mammoth for maximum production in a limited amount of time. It produces high amounts of forage in the first harvest with a high capacity for re-growth. It will produce high amounts of forages in subsequent cuts as well.
Climax Timothy is one of earliest grasses known in the U.S. A short-lived, winter-hardy perennial bunchgrass, it is often seeded in a mixture with alfalfa, clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. Adapted to high elevations and to areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Easy to establish, easy to handle for hay. Well known as prime horse hay crop. Used extensively for revegetation of forest land and for erosion control in many areas. Adapted to the fertile, moist, medium- heavy soils of the Pacific Northwest, and to the Great Lakes and New England states. Climax Timothy is 7 to 10 days later than common, high producing, high quality, rust resistant, with wide adaptation.
SAFE (endophyte free) tall fescue A deep-rooted, long-lived perennial bunchgrass. Thick stands will produce a tough sod if mowed or grazed. Vigorous, grows well on wet and dry soils. Tolerant of poor drainage, is also drought resistant; tolerant of both strongly acidic and strongly alkaline soils. Excellent for summer pasture and hay, also for erosion control. Yields well in areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Produces abundantly with irrigation and high fertility. Best seeded with legumes for added palatability and nutrition levels. While a vigorous plant, new seedings are somewhat slow to establish. Should not be grazed too soon, and not the first winter. Adapted to wide range of climatic conditions. SAFE variety has more spring vigor, more palatable, and produced more forage.
Abundant Annual Ryegrass
A new generation ryegrass with exceptional plant vigor, forage yielding ability, stress tolerance and disease resistance. Abundant has high levels of resistance to the major diseases infecting forage ryegrass, including crown and leaf rust, leaf spot and scald, powdery mildew and pythium blight. Abundant has performed well in forage trials at experimental stations in the Southeastern USA. Abundant has increased plant size, wider more succulent leaves and larger plant cells with higher water content than diploid annual ryegrasses. Abundant products excellent succulent grazing during the entire forage season from fall to late spring in Southestern USA and even longer in cooler regions. Abundant, can be sown in combination with fall sown grains and annual clovers for even better long term grazing. Protein content is in the 12 to 25% range depending on nitrogen levels applied and stage of growth at harvest. Abundant will provide quick establishment and early high yielding nutrition.
New Zealand White Clover
New Zealand white clover is highly palatable, often used in pasture mixures. As a pasture plant, white clover yields are greatest in mild humid climates. Best adapted to well-drained silt loam and clay soils with a pH range from 6.0 to 7.0 in humid and irrigated areas. With adequate soil moisture and fertility, it can be grown on sandy soils. It is not tolerant of saline or highly alkaline soils. The plant is shallow-rooted, seldom goes deeper than 2 feet. For pastures, white clover is almost always seeded with grass to prevent bloat and reproductive problems. The flower color is usually white, but may be slightly pinkish.
Medium Red Clover
Medium red clover is the most widely adapted of the true clovers. This short-lived perennial is grown in Canada and most of the U.S. except the Great Plains states and the southwest. mixes well with grass, used for hay, psture, and soil improvement. Fertile, well-drained loams, silt loams, even faily heavy textured soils are preferred to light or gravelly soils. Red clover will grow on moderately acidic soil, but yields are maximized when pH is 6.0 or higher. An early flowering type, it can produce two or three hay crops per year. Fits well into three and four year rotations. Red clover is used extensively in pasture mixes and for renovating old pastures. Grass should be included in clover mixtures for grazing to reduce chances of bloat. Rotational rather than continuous grazing will help prolong the life of the stand. Most plants produce rose purple or magenta flowers in the seeding year.
30 to 40 lbs/acre.