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Variety Selection

Optimum animal performance is at the very heart of our selection criteria when it comes to considering varieties for inclusion within our mixtures.

As an independent company, our unique relationships with like-minded companies and plant breeders worldwide allows us to consider the very best varieties for selection. This independence enables us to take an objective view on varietal selection ensuring that varieties are included entirely on their own merits.

We are enthusiastic supporters of our regional recommended lists that together with our own trials and technical experience, play an important role in providing us the necessary independent data to make our selections.

 variety-assessment

 

All varieties contained in our Mixtures are ‘First Choice’ as published in the Grass and Clover Varieties for Scotland.
Name
Type/Description
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover

ITALIAN RYEGRASS

Davinci

Similar to Meribel with an improvement in the second cut silage figures.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Javorio

An all round good variety with good quality in the main silage cuts.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

Meribel

Very high yielding with very good D values and ground cover for an Italian.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Gemini (T)

Capable of producing high D values for first and second cuts. Good yields throughout the season.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

HYBRID RYEGRASS

Pirol

High yielding variety with good spring growth.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

AberEve (T)

aber
A good variety with the highest D value in the second cut.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

AstonCrusader (T)

Similar to Hymer, it produces good yields at the first conservation cut and overall.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Hymer (T)

Good spring growth. Yields particularly well at the first silage cut.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
Ground Cover: a

EARLY PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

Kimber

Produces excellent yields under grazing and cutting regimes.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

INTERMEDIATE PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

AberGreen

aber
A new introduction with many of the same outstanding attributes as AberMagic, including better mid season D value in the second cut and spring growth under grazing.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

AberMagic

aber
Outstanding variety for yield and quality under both cutting and grazing. Excellent autumn growth with good quality and ground cover.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

AberWolf

aber
An excellent new high sugar variety that produces good yields under both managements.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Bree

One of the best varieties for winter hardiness. Excellent mid and late season growth.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
Ground Cover: b

Premium

A similar variety to Bree with good all round characters.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

Solomon

REE heading date is only a day later than Kimber. Very good early spring growth and yields well under both managements.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

AstonBonus (T)

Very good yields under both managements. Quality is especially good after second cut.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

AberClyde (T)

aber
High yielding variety with particularly good spring growth for grazing with a high D value rating.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

Calibra (T)

Very high D value under grazing management.
SRUC 1st Choice
Ground Cover: c

Dunluce (T)

Combines good yields either cut or grazed with excellent quantity under grazing.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

Seagoe (T)

The highest yielding variety of its type. Exceptional spring growth in a grazing situation.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

LATE PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

AberAvon

aber
An excellent variety with the highest grazing D value of its type.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

AberChoice

aber
Outstanding new variety, probably the best of its type currently available.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

AstonChieftain

Produces good yields under both managements and good ground cover.
SRUC 1st Choice
Ground Cover: a

Drumbo

Excellent grazing variety. Under a cutting regime produces excellent quality.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

Foxtrot

Excellent performance under both cutting or grazing regimes.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

Mezquita

High yielding variety with good persistency and sward density, excellent for grazing.
SRUC 1st Choice
Ground Cover: a

Pastour

From the same stable as Foxtrot with similar attributes.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

AberBIte (T)

aber
Very even performance over the grazing season. First cut and grazing yields are excellent.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

AberGain (T)

aber
An outstanding new high sugar variety. The highest yielding late tetraploid under both grazing and conservation management. It has the best spring growth and D value figures.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

AberPlentiful (T)

aber
A similar variety to AberBite, however it does head slightly later. Good yields and quality at the first cut and good seasonal pattern of growth under grazing.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

Bijou (T)

REE heading date is only three days later than the intermediate Dunluce. Good early spring growth under grazing.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: c

Twymax (T)

Has a very dense sward for a tetraploid. Produces excellent quality first and second cut silages.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: b

TIMOTHY

Comer

Best spring growth of the timothys, with excellent ground cover and autumn performance.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

WHITE CLOVER

AberPearl

aber
Small Leaf
Good yields in mid-summer with good ground cover.
SRUC 1st Choice
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Crusader

Medium Leaf
Very good clover variety, good performance in both early and late in the season.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

Violin

Medium Leaf
Excellent variety showing good yields throughout the season.
SRUC 1st Choice
Ground Cover: b

Alice

Large Leaf
High yielding and good ground cover.
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended
Ground Cover: a

RED CLOVER

Global

Early Flowering
Excellent variety with good yields in years 1, 2 & 3.
SRUC 1st Choice

AberClaret

Early Flowering
Most persistent red clover variety with outstanding yields in its third year
SRUC 1st Choice
DAFM/AFBI Approved
NIAB Recommended

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