2-3 year cutting ley
Slightly lower yield than pure Italian based mixtures, but potentially higher energy yield because it holds ‘D’ value for longer due to inclusion of Hybrid and Perennial Ryegrasses. It also has a much denser sward and the ability to last up to three years. A version including Timothy is available for quality haylage production.
3 Year Trials Results: Spitfire averaged 5.3 tonnes/year more 30% DM silage than the control Hybrid Ryegrass
Cutting Dates: 70’D’ 18th May 67’D’ 24th May
Minimum Cutting Height: 4” (10 cm)