Dairy Plus is a Premium Forage Mixture For Excellent Soils Our highest quality forage mixture that is ideal for high milk production and grass finished meats. Excellent for managed grazing and balage/haylage. Should be planted on high fertility soils that are not drought-prone. This mix is a combination of late-heading winter hardy perennial ryegrasses, very leafy timothy and red and white clovers.
- Ideal for high milk production or for finishing beef
- Our highest quality mix
- Can be used for grazing or balage
- For highly fertile soils
Using Dairy Plus on your farm is a smart move. Dairy Plus is versatile and more forgiving to adverse soil and climate conditions than monocultures. Dairy Plus usually provides better nutrition and yield across the growing season. However, pastures need good management to be able to optimize the potential. Regular mowing and fertilizing are just as important as rotational grazing in maintaining a proper pasture balance.
An early fall planting is best seeding or drilled 1/4 inch deep into a well prepared seed bed. If a seeder or drill is not available, the seed can be broadcast and rolled firm with a cultipacker. Make sure weeds are controlled before establishment. Spring planting is possible but competition must be suppressed. Most of the upper Midwest is Spring planted.
Use the equivalent of about 40 pounds of N to kick-start the seedlings. Clip the pasture when the seedlings are about 6 to 8 inches high to encourage density. Do not graze until firmly rooted. Rotational grazing is best to promote persistence. Manure or fertilizer in the fall will help with winterhardiness.
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