Percentages of species and the sub species in a multi mix pasture

  • Percentages of species and the sub species in a multi mix pasture

    Posted by Michael Spagnolo on 26/04/2024 at 9:06 pm

    Anyone have some guidance or resources to share regarding percentages of species and the sub species in a multi mix pasture for seeding purposes. <div>

    Ideally providing early mid and late varieties of each.

    Beef Cattle

    edit based in the South west Western Australia</div>

    Michael Spagnolo replied 1 month, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Kate Tarrant

    Member
    27/04/2024 at 9:10 am

    Hi Michael, Dr Judi Earl recommends the percentages shown in the photo attached to this reply. You’ll also get some really good information in this content hub… https://lower-blackwood.shorthandstories.com/online-guide-to-pasture-biodiversity-in-the-lower-blackwood/index.html

    • Mark Tupman

      Member
      28/04/2024 at 9:34 am

      Hi Michael,

      For grazing purposes a general recommendation would be to use a standard ryegrass and clover mix that had early, mid and late season varieties in it and add some other hardy, graze tolerant species into the mix for diversity.

      My suggestion would be to lower the usual rate of ryegrass and clover by around 30% and add 1-2kg of a brassica like tillage radish or forage rape, 1-2kg of chicory, 1-2kg of plantain, a couple of kilos of serradella and around 25kg forage oats or barley for early feed.

  • Michael Spagnolo

    Member
    06/05/2024 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks Kate and Mark

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