Barenbrug Milkway Mix

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: 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.

60% STF-43 Tall Fescue Blend

40% HDR Meadow Fescue

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Hay & Pasture Mixes

Your hay and/or pasture grass seed has to work for you. It has to be adapted to the purpose, place, and management you have in mind. First, you need to select the right species (or mixture of species).

Please note: This information is based on our experience with these species in the upper Midwest. Local performance will vary with environmental conditions.

  • For a high-quality, productive companion with alfalfa or clover we suggest Orchardgrass and Tall Fescue.
  • If you need a long-lasting ground cover for grazing, we carry sod-forming grasses like Smooth Bromegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass.
  • For wetter or more marginal soils, Reed Canarygrass might be an option.
  • Annual and Italian Ryegrass work well as an alternative to oats as a nurse crop for alfalfa or as a quick growing emergency forage crop.

We usually carry two or more varieties of each species to provide more options 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.

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Per Pound, 50lb Bag

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