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Agricultural Herbage Seed

Woodheads Seeds Limited have been mixing grass seed for over 100 years.

Our range of herbage seed mixtures offers competitive high quality blends which are suited to all soil types, all periods of production and all types of forage requirements. 

We source and blend all of our seeds in house and distribute to all of the UK.

Alongside our standard herbage mixtures, we are able to offer specialist mixes blended to your individual specifications. 

Please contact office on 01757 617000 for a quote.

 

 

ONE YEAR LEY - SHORT TERM

 

FASTGRASS

One Year quick growing mixture with very fast establishment and quick growth.  Can be sown later in autumn due to quick establishment at lower temperatures.  Mixture can produce silage crops within 10-12 weeks of drilling with the correct fertiliser and weather conditions.  Early autumn drilling can produce valuable winter grazing, or early grazing in the following spring

 
   6.0kg     Peleton
   3.5kg     Barmultra
   2.0kg     Ligrande
   1.0kg     Meribel
 
   Westerwolds
   {tet} Italian Ryegrass
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
  13.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref J27

A 1-2yr ley giving very high bulk silage and hay ready for cutting approx late May/early June to obtain maximum D value. Very responsive to Nitrogen.

  
   6.0kg     Ligrande
   6.0kg     Barmultra
 
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Italian Ryegrass
  12.0 kgs per Acre  

 

2-3 YEAR LEYS - SHORT-MEDIUM TERM

Ref L8

A TWO YEAR SILAGE LEY. Will provide bulky crops of good quality silage in response to nitrogen applications.

   4.0kg     Ligrande
   3.0kg     Barmultra
   2.0kg     Abermagic
   5.0kg     Aberecho
 
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Italian Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
 
   14.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref F1

3 - 5 YEAR GRAZING. Can be cut for hay or silage if required.

   1.0kg     Huia
   3.0kg     Astonenergy
   2.0kg     Averavon
   2.0kg     Averavon
   3.0kg     Abermagic
   1.5kg     Barsilo
   0.5kg     Sterling
  
   Medium White Clover
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Diploid Hybrid Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
 
   13.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref O2

ls adaptable for use as a mowing & grazing ley of medium term duration

   1.0kg     Huia
   2.0kg     Aberecho
   2.0kg     Astonenergy
   3.0kg     Abermagic
   2.0kg     Aberavon
   2.5kg     Bree
   2.0kg     Presto
  
   Medium White Clover
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Timothy
 
   14.5 kgs per Acre
 

 

3-4 YEAR LEYS - MEDIUM-LONG TERM

Ref O4

Grazing for beef cattle.

 
   1.0kg     Barblanca
   2.0kg     Aberbite
   3.0kg     Abermagic
   4.0kg     Aberavon
   3.5kg     Sterling
 
   Large leafed White Clover
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   13.5 kgs per Acre  

 

*NEW P10*

Heavy production - Early Growth.  Very quick growing ley ideally suited for cutting.  This mixture has good early spring growth for an early cut or graze.  The high tetraploid content increases water soluble carbohydrate (sugar) levels which aid silage fermentation and aftermath grazing.

 
   4.0kg     Aberecho
   1.5kg     Sterling
   1.5kg     Barsilo
   3.0kg     Malone
   4.0kg     Astonenergy
 
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   Diploid Hybrid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   14.0kgs per Acre  

 

Ref PPR

A mixture for the renovation of permanent pasture.

 
   0.5kg     Huia
   1.5kg     Barmultra
   2.0kg     Kilrea
   4.0kg     Aberbite
   3.0kg     Bree
 
   Medium White Clover
   {tet} Italian Ryegrass
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   11.0 kgs per Acre  

 

LONG TERM LEYS

Ref P1

Cockle Park Type. Ideal for sheep grazing on thinner soil vvhere drought and stress may be major factors.

  
   0.5kg     Merviot
   0.5kg     Crusader
   1.0kg     Huia
   4.0kg     Abermagic
   4.0kg     Aberavon
   3.0kg     Prarial
   2.0kg     Presto
 
   Red Clover
   Small White Clover
   Medium White Clover
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   Cocksfoot
   Timothy
   15.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref P8

Designed tor intensive sheep grazing

 
   2.0kg     Kilrea
   3.5kg     Astonenergy
   3.0kg     Aberavon
   2.0kg     Aberbite
   1.5kg     Barsilo
   1.0kg     Presto
   0.5kg     Huia
   0.5kg     Barblanca
 
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   Diploid Hybrid Ryegrass
   Timothy
   Medium White Clover
   White Clover
   14.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref R1

General Purpose mowing & grazing ley. suitable for heavy land. Very palatable and persistant.

  
   1.0kg     Huia
   0.1kg     Crusader
   1.5kg     Aberecho
   2.0kg     Kilrea
   3.0kg     Aberbite
   2.0kg     Pastoral
   2.0kg     Astonenergy
   1.0kg     Presto
   1.4kg     Barsilo
 
   Medium White Clover
   Small Leafed White Clover
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   Timothy
   Diploid Hybrid Ryegrass
   14.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref P14

ALL STOCK. A dual purpose ley adaptable for most situations & managements. Especially good mid-season growth & excellent digestibility.

 
   0.5kg     Huia
   0.5kg     Crusader
   0.5kg     Barblanca
   2.0kg     Aberecho
   3.0kg     Astonenergy
   3.0kg     Abermagic
   3.0kg     Aberbite
   2.0kg     Sponsor
   1.0kg     Presto
 
   Medium White Clover
   Small White Clover
   Large White Clover
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   Timothy
   15.0 kgs per Acre
 

 

Ref P15

A silage & grazing ley for dairy cattle.  We have found this mixure gives very high yields.  It is responsive to Nitrogen.

 
   3.0kg     Bree
   3.0kg     Astonenergy
   2.0kg     Aberecho
   3.0kg     Aberavon
   3.0kg     Aberbite
   2.0kg     Malone
 
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   16.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Ref P15 + Clover

An all stock Dual Purpose mixture with good mid season growth and excellent digestibility.  With clover to boost forage protein and palatabilitly.  Plus the added benefit of soil nitrogen fixation.

 
   3.0kg     Bree
   3.0kg     Astonenergy
   2.0kg     Aberecho
   2.5kg     Aberavon
   2.5kg     Aberbite
   2.0kg     Malone
   1.0kg     Clover Blend
 
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
   {tet} Hybrid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   {tet} Late Ryegrass
   {tet} Intermediate Ryegrass
 
   16.0 kgs per Acre  

 

HORSE MIXES

Horse Paddock Mix

Horse paddock is designed to produce a specialist horse sward that is nutritious, palatable, persistant and with the correct seasonal growth patterns, to meet the needs of the grazing horse.

Traditional grass seed mixtures for sheep and cattle are less suitable for grazing horses.  The bite of a horse differs very much from cows.  Cows use their tongues for eating grass, but horses use their lips.  Due to this, horses can graze a pasture much shorter than cattle, and can graze down below the growing point of the grass plant, damaging it.   This causes slow and problematic re-growth of the sward and creates open and bare patches in the sward which may fill up with problem weeds like ragwort and chickweed and the lifespan of such a pasture can be shortened.  Horse Paddock resolves these problems and allows for healthy, sustainable paddocks.

This ley can be grazed throughout the growing season, the creeping growth habit of the fescue and meadow grass allows the sward to repair any poaching damage caused damage caused by the horse.  Its also possible to spring graze the paddock, then shut it up and take a good hay crop in the summer.

 
   2.0kg     Kilrea
   3.0kg     Aberavon
   4.0kg     Abermagic
   2.0kg     Presto
   3.0kg     Herald
   2.0kg     Miracle
 
 
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   Late Diploid Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Timothy
   Strong Creeping Red Fescue
   Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
 
   16.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Hay Mix

Providing a good quality traditional hay mixture

 
   4.0kg     Kilrea
   3.0kg     Bree
   3.0kg     Abermagic 
   2.0kg     Cosmulit
 
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   Early heading Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Meadow Fescue
   12.0 kgs per Acre  

 

Haylage Mix (No Clover)

 
   3.0kg     Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   4.0kg     Ligrande
   3.0kg     Kilrea
   2.0kg     Abermagic
 
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   12.0 kgs per Acre
 

 

Haylage Mix (With Clover)

 
   3.5kg     Bree
   4.5kg     Ligrande
   3.0kg     Kilrea
   2.0kg     Merviot
 
   Intermediate Diploid Ryegrass
   Italian Diploid Ryegrass
   Early Diploid Ryegrass
   Red Clover
   13.0 kgs per Acre  

 

We reserve the right to substitute with similar varieties wherever necessary