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Grazers Gourmet Mix

Grazer’s Gourmet Pasture Perfect Mix is very good blend for small livestock as well as cattle and horses.
Grazers Gourmet contains an exceptional grazing alfalfa along with grasses that are specifically bred to withstand the heavy grazing demands of cattle, sheep, and goats while supplying good quality protein. Grazers Gourmet consists of:
30% Grazer Brand Alfalfa
30% Tekapo Grazing Orchardgrass
13% Payday Perennial Ryegrass
10% DUO Festulolium
10% Bull Birdsfoot Trefoil
7% Oasis Chicory

All of our Pasture Perfect Mixes contain improved varieties of grasses specifically suited for grazing situations. T
Grazers Gourmet contains alfalfa that have been pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates are on our Reference Page.
**Producers with animals that are susceptible to bloat on alfalfa should use proper management when using mixes including alfalfa.

Establishment

Plant at 1/4″ depth. An ideal soil bed is moist, fertile and firm. A soil test is recommended for proper plant establishment and growth.
Prepare a soil bed or if possible use a no-till drill. If renovating an existing pasture use a non-selective herbicide to reduce competition.Avoid planting the seeds too deep or too far apart. Ideal depth for seedlings is 1/8-1/4th”. Adequate seed-to-soil contact should be ensured by rolling or packing soil. Remember, all seeds need good moisture to get well established. Irrigate if possible and plant during the spring or the fall seasons or frost-seeding can be done in the winter season by broadcasting the seeds and letting the snow work them into the ground. Try to treat your pasture like a lawn–reduce and eliminate weeds when possible and irrigate prior to dry or extremely hot weather. Take regular soil samples and maintain adequate fertilizer levels by fertilizing 2-4 times per year. Nitrogen needs depend on a number of factors-amount of legumes, stock rates, manure applications, etc. To know your levels, test your soil regularly. It is best to use rotaional grazing practices with your pastures; that is to give the pasture time to rejuvenate without livestock on it. It is a well needed rest period for the pasture to rejuvenate! By rotating your animals from one pasture to another, you not only increase the longevity of the pasture, but also the pasture yield. Eventually all pastures thin or develop bare spots. Prevent weed infestation and introduce improved varieties by regularly overseeding your pastures.

Management

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