As the name suggests this mixture contains six species. Ryegrass species provide the yield and quality to the sward, while Chicory and Plantain add vitamins and minerals which are sometimes devoid in grass. Clover is also included at a high rate to ensure more palatable grazing and boost weight gain.
Six species mixture are currently being trialled by UCD with very positive preliminary results in terms of weight gain and reduction in worm count.
- Offers vitamin and mineral intakes usually absent from grass alone
- Trials show higher live weight gains and significant reduction in the number of doses required per lamb
- Increase production in drought periods due to deep rooting nature
- Inclusion of red and white clover increases palatability and reduces N requirement
- 4 – 6 years
This mixture contains
15% Nifty (Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass)
20% Kerry (Late Perennial Ryegrass)
20% Aspect (Late Perennial Ryegrass)
10% Timothy (Timothy Blend)
7% Red Clover
8% White Clover