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Pasture Mixes

DESCRIPTION

Pasture mixes are very popular for good reasons. They’re versatile and more forgiving of adverse soil and climate conditions than monocultures. However, mixes can require good management to keep ratios consistent. Byron Seeds uses a lot of trial experiments from across the Midwest to help put together compatible mixes.

MANAGEMENT

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 winter hardiness.

ESTABLISHMENT

An early fall planting is best using a Brillion seeder or drilled 1/4 inch deep into a well prepared seed bed. If a Brillion 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.


Grassworks®
Grazing Mix
OR

  • Very winter hardy
  • Grazing mix breakthrough for the upper Midwest
  • Formulated for dairy quality by Grassworks Inc and Byron Seed team; portion of the proceeds goes to support Grassworks
  • Very consistent palatability


Zones: 1,2,3,4

  

     


Premium Pasture Mix

  • A mix that lends itself to a variety of soils, heavy or light
  • Drought tolerant
  • Great quality
  • Can be used in the South in good soils
  • Replaces Highland and Lowland Pasture mixes


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6

  


Grazing Mix
OR

  • Winter hardy
  • Exceptional quality
  • Needs fertile soils
  • Grazing or baleage


Zones: 1,2,3,4



  


Beef Greenfast

  • Very fast establishing
  • Quick, high yields
  • 3 year life span
  • Very good for quick forage


Zones: 1,2,3,4

  


Horse Power

  • Selected for close grazing
  • Can take lots of traffic
  • Endophyte free
  • A premium mix
  • For hay or pasture
  • High quality


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5

  


Horse Supreme

  • Ideal for continuous grazing
  • Tolerates shorter grazing
  • Excellent choice for sheep or horses
  • High quality


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5

  


Beef Builder

  • Excellent to finish beef
  • High sugar quality
  • Super yielder
  • Will withstand heavy grazing traffic


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6

  

Grassworks D

  • More Diversity
  • Formulated for dairy or stockers
  • Consistent Palatability
  • Very high quality
  • Includes Forbs


Zones: 1,2,3,4



  


Greenfast
OR

  • Very fast establishing
  • Wet hay or grazing
  • Fast, high yields
  • 3 year life span


Zones: 1,2,3,4



  


Beef Hay & Graze

  • A complete mix that can be either grazed or baled
  • Suited for two spring cuts and fall grazing combinations


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6


Beef Maker

  • Drought tolerant
  • Needs good fertility
  • Great forage quality
  • Excellent durability


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6




Horse Power Plus

  • Selected for close grazing
  • Can take lots of traffic
  • Endophyte free
  • A premium mix
  • For hay or pasture
  • High quality
  • White clover produces nitrogen and gives higher protein to livestock


Zones: 1,2,3,4,5







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