In Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania we offer the SPS Signature Range® pasture blends. They have been a real success story for Stephen Pasture Seeds, since their inception around 15 years ago and are proven performers.
For the northern states of Queensland and New South Wales we offer the MAXImiser® range of Pasture Mixes that are available from AusWest Seeds.
The benefits of using a pre-blended pasture blend/mix, recommended for your local area include:
David and Dirk Morrison have been using and selling the SPS Signature Range® pasture blends since their release, in particular the SPS short-term blends. The Morrison’s first used the SPS Haymaker 400 mm+ short-term blend and the Haymaker 700 mm+ short-term blend on their own farm and have been impressed with the performance ever since. “It’s easy to recommend these blends to our clients when we have used them successfully on our own farm” said David.
“A big part of the success of the Haymaker blends is you know only the best quality seed is used and they consistently perform well. This gives our clients peace of mind and real confidence that the blends will perform well year in year out” said David.
The SPS Haymaker 400 mm+ is a fast establishing, highly productive and early maturing annual pasture blend for winter grazing, silage and hay production. It has been formulated to perform in 400 mm+ annual rainfall environments. It can tolerate waterlogging in clay soils and can provide more crude protein than forage oats. This mix can also be grown in high rainfall areas and if the season permits can be cut early for silage with the option of spring sowing a summer crop, all in the one season. The annual clovers chosen match the maturity of the high quality annual ryegrasses to get maximum hay yields.
The SPS Haymaker 700 mm+ is a high quality, late maturing Italian ryegrass blend suited to annual rainfall environments of 700 mm+. Its winter production is exceptional with excellent recovery from grazing. Multiple grazing’s can be possible if sown early, creating premium quality feed prior to locking up for silage or hay production.
The Italian ryegrasses included in the Haymaker 700 mm+, Knight and Thumpa, are both extremely leafy varieties offering high quality late season growth. Also included are Viper Balansa, Shaftal and Arrotas arrowleaf annual clovers which are high yielding with a longer growing season, increasing both quality and quantity of hay produced. Due to its late heading characteristics, regrowth can occur from this mix post hay production given moisture availability.