Milkway Mix

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This grass seed mixture is a combination of improved Barenbrug tall fescues and meadow fescues. Milkway is the ideal grass blend for total mix ration (TMR) silage production for high-producing dairy cows. It provides stable NDF and NDFd throughout the season so the dairyman can pack different cuttings in the same bunk. Milkway grass blend in dairy TMR can improve milk production 5-15% over traditional wheat straw diets.

Best Use: Suited as an alfalfa companion for dairy production.

Adaptation: This milk grass seed mix is well adapted to all types of soils.

Management: Cut hay based on grass maturity, not alfalfa for maximum feed value. Cut higher than straight alfalfa (3 to 4 inches).

Planting Date: April – May, August 1 – 25

Seeding: 25-30 lbs/acre straight or 5-10 lbs/acre with alfalfa or legume mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼ in. to ½ in. deep.

$31.50 - $210.00


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Your hay or pasture grass seed has to work for you—adapted to the purpose, place, and management you have in mind. We usually carry two or more varieties of each species, ranging from high quality forage to more economical selections when forage quality is not as vital. We also have several grass mixes that combine the advantages of several species in one bag.

MIX COMPONENTS

COMPONENTS:

  • 60% BarElite Tall Fescue Blend
  • 40% Bariane Meadow Fescue Blend

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