SUPERIOR GRASS & FODDER CROPS IRELAND HF Seeds continue to be the preferred mixtures for positive, proﬁtable farmers; just like it has been for the last 65 years. High quality seed, with the very best varieties which have been developed by our own breeders, means that HF Seeds mixtures consistently produce excellent livestock performances. The reasons why farmers keep coming back to HF Seeds for their grass requirements are actually very simple. Mixtures are selected to meet farmers exact needs and are formulated with full consideration of all the important factors for use across the UK and Ireland; not just cutting and grazing yields, although these are still the primary evaluations metrics. Historically we have selected varieties that offer greater winter hardiness and sward density. This ensures plant survival under many different farming systems, weather patterns, height above sea level and disease pressure. Never has this been more important than during 2017 and 2018, when most farms experienced too much and too little water. Since 1996 we have been part of the world’s largest breeder of grass and clover, DLF. This gives us early access to the very best of new technology and developments, as well as varieties. In recent years our breeders have developed varieties with higher levels of digestible ﬁbre which we call FIBER ENERGY. This allows a ruminant animal to extract more energy from every kilogram of dry matter than before, leading to greater production of meat or milk. The prolonged drought conditions experienced during 2018 also highlighted the beneﬁts of using festuloliums in mixtures, also known by DLF as “PLUS Grasses”. DLF have pioneered the breeding of this species, with high yields and much greater drought tolerance. As part of the DLF family, HF Seeds is delighted to be able to bring you this latest grass species technology. With the backing of DLF, HF Seeds continues to go from strength to strength. 2 HF Seeds always have the best new varieties on the SRUC list and HF Mixtures consistently give us yield and palatability, but without compromising persistency. Over the years I have found that HF seeds mixtures have all the answers and help me get the best out of my grass. Alan Simpson Mains of Leslie, Inch, Aberdeenshire Contents Mixture Quality 04 Forage Quality 05 Mixture Selector 06 Short Term Mixtures 08 Medium Term Mixtures 09 Long Term Mixtures 13 Specialist Mixtures 15 Herbal Mixtures 17 Overseeding Mixtures 18 High Clover, Organic Mixtures & DLF Alfalfa 20 Grass & Clover Varieties 22 Root & Fodder Crops 24 Stewardship EFS Mixtures 26 Stewardship GLAS Mixtures 27
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HF Seeds brochure 2020 brings to you the very best of grass mixtures with the variety to suit every need. We also supply forage crops.
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