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Castle Mixture

Castle Mixtures

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE SEED

Scotland’s leading top quality mixtures designed to deliver outstanding animal performance.

Variety selection is at the heart of a great mixture. A great deal of time and consideration is spent compiling the range of varieties that we feel are appropriate for the Castle Mixtures.

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Balvenie
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VERY BULKY 1-2 YEAR MIXTURE FOR INTENSIVE CUTTING & GRAZING

Leafier than pure Italian. A unique mixture of diploid and tetraploid Italian ryegrasses. Hybrid is added to increase longevity.

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Tantallon
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OUTSTANDING 2-3 YEAR MIXTURE FOR INTENSIVE CUTTING & GRAZING

Excellent forage quality. Up to three silage cuts a year with excellent aftermath grazing. Persistency and compatibility of growth are ensure by only combining hybrids with intermediate perennials.

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RED TANTALLON
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HIGH PROTEIN 2-3 YEAR INTENSIVE CUTTING MIXTURE

For silage only (big bale or clamp). Designed to produce high protein silage to replace bought in proteins. Up to three silage cuts a year. Excellent for fattening lambs on the aftermath.

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DUART
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THE SPECIALIST DAIRY MIXTURE.

Produces outstanding energy and protein levels. Duart contains a high proportions of the new generation high sugar grasses. A high percentage of late perennials allows flexibility in the cutting date. Excellent ground cover and persistency. This mixture has won a number of silage competitions.

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DUART (NI)
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A VERSION OF DUART SPECIALLY DEVELOPED FOR NORTHERN IRELAND.

A specialist all perennial ryegrass mixtures for conservation or grazing. Foxtrot improves sward density, ground cover and mid-season D value. Excellent ground cover and persistency. An ideal mix for dock infested farms wanting to use non clover safe herbicides.

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AIRLIE
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HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE INTENSIVE 3 – 4 YEAR MIXTURE.

A more persistent version of Tantallon. By only using perennial ryegrass we ensure excellent silage quality. Ideal for very intensive grazing, tetraploids improve mid-season D value and conservation yield.

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CARRICK
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HIGHLY FLEXIBLE MEDIUM TERM DUAL PURPOSE MIXTURE.

Suitable for early cuts of hay and silage. Good ground cover, mid-season digestibility and grazing yields. Spread of varieties ensures maximum production throughout the season.

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EDZELL
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INTENSIVE MEDIUM/LONG TERM CUTTING AND GRAZING MIXTURE.

Contains the top later heading perennial with a high leaf to stem ratio ensuring high quality silage. Edzell is designed to persist over many years and varieties have therefore been selected with good all round winter hardiness and persistency.

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BRODIE
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A TRADITIONAL DUAL PURPOSE MIXTURE.

An extremely adaptable mixture designed to withstand the rigours of hard winters and colder growing conditions. Spread of species ensures maximum production throughout the season. Ideal for north facing slopes.

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DUNDAS
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THE VERY BEST MEDIUM/LONG TERM MIXTURE SUITABLE FOR BOTH CUTTING AND GRAZING.

This mixture produces a dense and highly productive sward. Using the top intermediates ensures heavy silage cuts. Full seasonal production from the combination of first choice varieties. Unique combination of grasses that exploit seasonal growth. Rotational clover blend is included to maximise production and livestock performance.

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MINGARY
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THE LONG TERM GRAZING MIXTURE.

Designed to produce very dense swards. The high proportion of permanent clover in the mixture assists in the palatability and density of the sward, improving livestock performance.

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GREENAN
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MORE TRADITIONAL DAIRY GRAZING MIXTURE.

Only the very top grazing perennials are included to ensure maximum production over a long season. The very high percentage of late tertraploids ensures excellent yields of highly palatable grazing, maximising intake. Similar to our popular Duart with clover but with the addition of timothy.

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HERMITAGE
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DESIGNED FOR RESEEDING HILL GROUND OR RECLAIMING MARGINS

Native uplands species are included to help maintain sward density under harsher conditions. Our permanent clover blend ensures excellent livestock performance and assists in sward density as well as improving mineral uptake.

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FYVIE
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SPECIALIST GRAZING MIXTURE WITH A HIGH WHITE CLOVER CONTENT.

High tetraploid content ensures very palatable grazing and allows clover to flourish. Ideal in low N fertiliser solutions. Suitable for drought conditions. For heavier/wetter conditions we would advocate the use of Mingary with extra clover.

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