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Castle Mixture

Ireland

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE SEED

We at Watson Seeds, as Scotland’s leading privately owned grass seed business, have developed over many years a unique relationship with many leading farmers in all livestock sectors, be it dairy, beef or sheep.

Our award winning Castle Mixtures have been modified for the Irish farming community to reflect the local conditions and trial data.  We very much look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with those farmers enjoying the benefits of our Castle Mixtures.

                    

 

TANTALLON (Ireland)
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OUTSTANDING 2-3 YEAR MIXTURE FOR INTENSIVE CUTTING & GRAZING

Excellent forage quality. Up to three or four silage cuts a year. Excellent aftermath grazing. Persistency and compatibility of growth are ensured by only combining hybrids with intermediate perennials. Regular winner of national and regional grassland silage competition. Requires careful management to ensure optimum grazing height.

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RED TANTALLON (Ireland)
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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. The clover will reduce bought in nitrogen fertiliser. Addition of white clover to add persistency to the legume content. Excellent for fattening lambs on the aftermath. Specific varieties selected to increase sugar content which assists in the fermentation of the low sugar red clover.

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DUART (Ireland)
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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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AIRLIE (Ireland)
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HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE INTENSIVE 3-4 YEAR MIXTURE

An all perennial ryegrass mixture ideal in an arable rotation. The inclusion of clover helps soil structure and soil fertility. 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 (Ireland)
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MEDIUM/LONG TERM MIXTURE SUITABLE FOR BOTH CUTTING AND GRAZING

Similar to Dundas - no clover or timothy. 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 exploits seasonal growth.

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EDZELL (Ireland)
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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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DUNDAS (Ireland)
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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 (Ireland)
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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 (Ireland)
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A SPECIALIST MIXTURE FOR HEAVY, WET SOILS

Produces a lush dense sward for grazing. Every bite is a leaf, not stem. All diploid mixture. In a cutting regime, produces the very best ME with high yields. Easy mixture to manage for grazing and cutting, as has a tight grass heading range. Density of sward enables excellent wearing capacity with machines and stock. Suitable for grazing or cutting. Contains the latest grass genetics, selected for high D values. Has been tested on a number of wet and heavy field locations. Contains no Timothy, which in heavy soils could dominate the sward.

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FYVIE (Ireland)
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HIGH CLOVER MIXTURE PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR LIGHTER, DRY, SANDY SOILS

High tetraploid content ensures very palatable grazing and allows clover to flourish. Ideal in low N fertiliser situations. High tetraploid & clover content makes it very suitable for drought conditions. Available with CAST coated clover blend. For heavier/wetter conditions we would advocate the use of Greenan or Mingary with extra clover.

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HERMITAGE (Ireland)
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DESIGNED FOR RECLAIMING & RESEEDING HILL & MARGINAL GROUND

Native upland 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. A growing number of our Irish clients are enjoying the benefits of this mixture. Available with CAST coated clover blend.

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REJUVENATION (Ireland)

THE MIXTURE TO PUT NEW LIFE AND VIGOUR INTO AGEING SWARDS.

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SALTIRE 1 (Ireland)

SILAGE EXTRA

Highly versatile dual purpose mixture, which will produce two large cuts of silage and quality grazing.


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SALTIRE 2 (Ireland)

CUT & GRAZE

Out most popular Saltire Mixture. Contains persistent varieties ensuring good yields for cutting and grazing over many years.


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SALTIRE 3 (Ireland)

QUALITY GRAZING

Excellent grazing mixture for long term performance.


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SALTIRE 4 (Ireland)

LONG TERM

A long term mixture that combines the benefits of intermediate and late perennials with highly palatable timothy and white clover.

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