Short Term (1 to 2 Years)

Short term leys offer the highest possible yields in the shortest time and are becoming increasingly important with modern farming systems as grass is brought into the arable rotation.

These types of leys are vigorous, palatable, high volume crops which help increase milk and meat production. They also benefit soil by producing large root masses that will compete with black grass and help break its life cycle over 2 years.

Westerwolds - 6-12 Months

Westerwolds is fast establishing ryegrass that is great for silage production or for grazing. It is a very economical option as it is extremely high yielding.  This is an ideal option for sowing after maize or cereals.

Sowing Rate: 15kg/acre | Pack Size: 25kg

Westerwolds Ryegrass.

15kg

Rapid Grass - 6-12 Months

A mixture of Italian Ryegrass and Westerwold Ryegrass, specifically designed for short term grazing and silage production of 6 to 12 months.

Sowing Rate: 15kg/acre | Pack Size: 15kg

Jivet Westerwold Ryegrass.

7.5kg

Alamo/Gemini/Meribel Italian Ryegrass Blend

7.5kg

Premium IRG Blend - 12-18 Months

Designed to give maximum yield over 2 years, featuring both high yielding Italian Ryegrass Blend and Hybrid Ryegrass. This mixture produces excellent early spring growth, therefore suitable for any intensive cutting requirements followed by late season grazing.

Sowing Rate: 14kg/acre | Pack Size: 25kg

Italian Ryegrass Alamo

30%

Italian Ryegrass Meribel

30%

Italian Ryegrass Gemini

40%

Kenwater - 2 Year

Designed to give maximum yield over 2 years, featuring both high yielding Italian Ryegrass Blend and Hybrid Ryegrass. This mixture produces excellent early spring growth, therefore suitable for any intensive cutting requirements followed by late season grazing.

Sowing Rate: 14kg/acre | Pack Size: 14kg

Premium Italian Ryegrass Blend 

9kg

AberEcho Hybrid Ryegrass

3kg

Tetragraze Hybrid Ryegrass

2kg

Kenwater High Pro - 2 Year

A high protein mixture with the same features of Kenwater. The added Red Clover produces a high quality protein forage.

Sowing Rate: 12kg/acre | Pack Size: 12kg

Meribel/Alamo/Gemini Italian Ryegrass Blend 

5kg

Kirial Hybrid Ryegrass

2kg

AberEcho Hybrid Ryegrass

2kg

Merviot Red Clover

3kg

Economy Short Term Ley - 2 Year

A 2 year intensive silaging and grazing ley. A reliable blend of Italian Ryegrass and Hybrid Ryegrass which is quick to establish in the Autumn and Spring.

Sowing Rate: 14kg/acre | Pack Size: 14kg

Italian Ryegrass Blend 

9kg

Hybrid Ryegrass

5kg

whittal seeds

“It’s important to feed top quality forage to my cows to get the output I need”

Tack Farms Limited

Bromyard, Herefordshire
The herd of 750 cows are milked three times a day on a TMR system producing 11,400 litres of milk per animal per year.

whittal seeds

“Competitively priced and delivered on time”

Martin Barrett

RJ Barrett & Co, Church Farm, Stoke Lacy, Bromyard
Mixed beef farm that has 150 suckler cows and finishes 300 cows using a combination of maize and grass silage plus grazing. The arable rotation features wheat, barley, maize and grass.