9MIDGR Midwestern Grazer Mix
Intense Grazer | Grass | Fescue | & Clover Mix | 50 lb. Bag
Midwestern Grazer is intended for use with managed intensive grazing practices. This is a mix of highly palatable grasses and legumes that make high quality forage for making milk or meat. Also a great hay mix. Midwestern Grazer provides plenty of lush pasture and works well into hot weather--making it a great choice for rotational grazers. It can also be used for dry hay, haylage, and green chop. Formulation includes:
- 35% Tekapo Orchardgrass
- 15% Profit Orchardgrass
- 15% Preval Meadow Fescue
- 10% MacBeth Meadow Brome
- 15% Power Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass
- 7% Gallant Red Clover
- 3% Kopu II Ladino Clover
Tekapo Orchardgrass provides good summer growth with high quality forage parameters. Preval and MacBeth are highly palatable, high yielding, high energy grasses that perform very well in MIG systems. Power Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass provides very palatable, high quality forage. Gallant Red Clover and Kopu II White Clover add top quality forage to the pasture and nitrogen to the soil.
Use of a Brillion seeder, a no-till drill or a culti-packer is ideal. If using a no-till drill, consider seeding in two different directions to help fill in the rows. Seed to soil contact is vital to having a successful stand. Plant the seed 1/4" deep. Plants should be firmly rooted prior to first grazing. Plant pastures and hay fields 30-40 lbs/acre.
Establishing a Perfect Pasture
A perfect pasture begins with good soil preparation. The first step is to obtain an accurate soil sample, and improve your soil conditions accordingly. Check with your local extension service for assistance. Using a starter fertilizer is helpful for getting a uniform stand. The next step is to prepare a proper seedbed. If possible, use a Brillion-type seeder. When renovating a pasture, use a no-till drill to sow the seed, and if needed, use a non-selective herbicide to reduce competition. Ideal seeding depth is 1/4”-3/8” deep. Adequate soil-to-seed contact can be ensured by rolling/packing the soil. Finally, all seed needs moisture to become well established. Irrigate if necessary, and plant during the spring or late summer. Frost seeding can be accomplished with some mixes/species by broadcasting seed during the late winter months. Allow plants to be well established before heavy grazing or set stocking. Allow the plants to grow to 8-12” before clipping or lightly grazing down to 3-4” tall. Utilize grazing and clipping to help control weeds. Use chemicals for weed control if necessary. Always follow label directions. Sow within the recommended planting times for best results.