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Brand new grasses among plots sown at Stoneleigh by Barenbrug

Experts from Barenbrug will be at Grassland & Muck this May, offering UK farmers advice on how to get more from their grass, and which species and varieties to pick – depending on enterprise requirements.

In preparation for the triennial show, Barenbrug has sown 28 demonstration plots at Stoneleigh – including three areas devoted to brand new products.

  • Bar Finisher – a mix ofchicory, white clover, red clover and plantain, which produces a leafy, high quality feed from spring to autumn, and offers excellent animal performancepotential
  • Artemis – a highly nutritious lucerne that combines good digestibility with high proteins to support excellent milk yields or daily live weight gains.
  • Hybrid 4×4 – a highly productive hybrid ryegrass cutting ley designed for a three or four year rotation system.

Highlighting the vast array of grass varieties and mixtures available to UK farmers, the Barenbrug team has also sown areas dedicated to numerous perennial ryegrass species including Fintona, the highest yielding ryegrass variety ever developed. There are also plots allocated to Comer – a highly palatable Timothy grass which grows well in very wet conditions; Bartyle – a Cocksfoot that is ideal for dry areas thanks to its drought tolerance; plus tall fescues; silage crops; and clovers.

David Johnston, a top grass seed breeder from AFBI – the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute – will join Barenbrug’s grass experts at Grassland & Muck. Together they’ll dispense advice on getting a grip on grass growth. They’ll also be discussing Barenbrug’s Good Grass Guide. This free handy toolkit is designed to help farms gauge grass quality and work out what to do with fields in different states of repair to ensure maximum return on investment.

Visit the Barenbrug team at Grassland & Muck at outdoor stand number 310. Formore information about Barenbrug, which has been producing grass seed for the farming sector since 1904, go to: www.barenbrug.co.uk or call 01359 272000

 

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About Barenbrug:

Barenbrug UK specialises in grass seed breeding, production and marketing to the agricultural and amenity markets. The Barenbrug name has been synonymous with the introduction of innovative grass seed solutions and is raising the standard in the research and breeding of forage and amenity grasses in the UK since its formation in 1904 in Holland. More than 4,000 tonnes of grass seed are distributed each year, with blending facilities in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and Falkirk and a mixing site in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. Barenbrug UKheadquarters is based at Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9ND. Telephone 01359 272000, email info@baruk.co.uk or visit: www.barenbrug.co.uk