Renew pasture with both quality and bulk

An example of Afterburner in Northland.

Renewing pastures that have inferior growth may give instant high financial returns. The enduring benefits come from both increased feed quality and seasonal pasture production.

Late summer early autumn pasture sowing creates the opportunity to provide a short term pasture that provides critical feed mass for late autumn and winter.

The beauty of grass is that it regrows, variety dependent, will regrow for eight months (Annual Ryegrass) to several years. (Perennial grasses)

Afterburner is a tetraploid annual ryegrass with all these attributes and will last through the summer months, says a spokesperson for Pastoral Improvements.

The addition of other species such as annual legumes, herbs, brassicas and cereals when sowing.

“Afterburner can create a High Diversity Cover Crop offering added benefits.

“Pasture mixes are designed to provide bulk winter feed with regrowth in the spring that addresses the feed deficits associated with the colder months.

“Key attributes to these mixes are that they are proven to be fast establishing, winter active, provide great regrowth after grazing and have dynamic DM yields.

“Long term permanent pastures can be successfully sown in early autumn. You can establish pasture whilst not providing the initial bulk of an annual pasture mix will last several years producing quality feed.

“For livestock, farming top quality feed is converted into milk, meat and fiber. A dynamic seed mix whether short rotation or permanent will provide results, quality nutritious feed, improved soil structure and feed when conditions are challenging or the seasons changing. You will be rewarded with the right high diversity seed mix.”


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