Byron’s Beef Greenfast Blend is a fast establishing, high yielding mix, designed for a short term (3 years or so) pasture renovation or rotation. Expect good summer performance out of the clovers and orchardgrass with good forage quality. An excellent blend to increase your meat per acre gains for grass-fed beef.
- Very fast establishing
- Wet hay or grazing
- Fast high yields
- 3 year life span
- Plant this mix and expect performance
Using Beef Greenfast on your farm is a smart move. It is versatile and more forgiving to adverse soil and climate conditions than monocultures. Beef Greenfast 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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