Grazers Special Mix
Improved Mixture–now with Meadow Fescue!!
Grazer’s Special is an economical pasture mix with high quality grasses that establish easily, are fast growing and very palatable. Grazer’s Special is a popular choice for beef, sheep and horse producers who need a high quality, economic pasture. Grazers Special consists of:
20% Tekapo Grazing Orchardgrass
20% Payday Perennial Ryegrass
20% DUO Festulolium
20% Meadow Fescue
20% Lincoln Smooth Bromegrass
All of our Pasture Perfect Mixes contain differing varieties of grasses specifically suited for grazing situations.
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.