Grass & Clover

Quality herbage lies at the heart of a sustainable livestock farming system.  Whether grazed or ensiled the variety and quality of herbage available to Dairy, Beef or Sheep farmers can often be the route to efficient production and the key to long term success.

DAFM 2018 Recommended List for Grass and Clover Varieties

Teagasc Pasture Profit Index 2018


  • Top 5 Extend contains the highest performing varieties on the Teagasc Pasture Profit Index – AberGain, Dunluce and AberChoice. Top 5 Extend, is designed to deliver increased animal performance through its exceptional quality varieties and extend the grazing season, meeting the demands of intensive grassland farmers.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Top5_Extend.pdf

    • Top 5 Extend
  • Top 5 Grazing is ideally suited to rotational grazing or set stocking, but also offers the potential for a heavy silage cut in late May. Top 5 Grazing will result in a dense leafy sward suited to intensive production systems.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Top5_Grazing.pdf

    • Top 5 Grazing
  • Top 5 Silage is a superior quality silage mixture. Designed for the livestock farmer aiming for two heavy silage cuts with exceptional quality aftermath grazing.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Top5_Silage.pdf

    • Top 5 Silage
  • This specialist silage mixture from Germinal is designed for farms aiming for three to four high quality silage cuts in a season. Multi–Cut Intensive Silage contains the best available perennial and hybrid varieties to deliver an exceptional yield and quality combination.

    Download Brochure - 2018_MultiCut_Intensive_Silage.pdf

    • Multi–Cut Intensive Silage
  • Germinal provides its High Tetraploid mixture to fully access the benefits of palatability, higher intakes and improved utilisation associated with tetraploid varieties. High Tetraploid is best suited to lighter soil types due to tetraploid varieties being less tolerant to poaching.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Tetraploids.pdf

    • High Tetraploid
  • Specially designed for wet, peaty, heavy soils, Germinal’s Difficult Soils mixture includes varieties selected for their combination of high quality with outstanding ground cover and persistency.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Difficult_Soils.pdf

    • Difficult Soils
  • Suitable for grazing horses and ponies and producing quality hay, the Equestrian mixture includes varieties selected to minimise the effects of poaching.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Equestrian.pdf

    • Equestrian
  • A wide range of quality individual grass varieties are available from Germinal.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Straight_Varieties.pdf

    • Straight varieties
  • Developed at IBERS Aberystwyth University, Aber white and red clover varieties from Germinal are bred to perform in modern livestock farming systems, with persistency and performance of paramount importance. The new long–lasting red clovers now commercially available exemplify the innovation delivered by the on–going breeding programmes.

    Download Brochure - 2018_Clovers.pdf

    • Clovers
  • Red clover is generally sown as part of a grass/clover sward, primarily to provide high yields of protein rich forage for conservation.

    Download Brochure - Red-Clover.pdf

    • Red Clover

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