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Conventional Hay Mixes

Conventional Hay Mixes

Increase milk (or beef) per acre and forage yields by up to 50% with late maturing, high energy grasses interseeded with high yielding, fine stem, leafy alfalfa. Several university trials have shown that combining premium grasses with alfalfa will out-yield and out-perform a pure stand of either alfalfa or grass by itself.

A ratio of approximately 1/3 grass to 2/3 alfalfa has proven in several trials to yield the highest tonnage and to produce the most milk (or meat) per ton of forage. Add one of our premium grass mixtures to your favorite alfalfa or take advantage of one of our complete mixtures to save time. The E2 mixtures below from Barenbrug are coated with Yellow Jacket seed coating which contains Zeba, a seed coating that enhances seed germination and promotes a quick start. It also keeps the seed from separating in the seeder, for a more even stand..

Contact us for assistance in developing the right forage program to fit your farm with your soils and management style, or for more information on the following products.
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  • Haymaster Premium Grass Mix

    NEW! Haymaster is our premium all grass hay mix designed to provide high yields and excellent quality. Excellent with alfalfa or in a stand by itself. The tall fescue varieties in this mix are high yielding with a soft leaf and high fiber digestibility. Tall fescue also has a very deep root system with good drought tolerance. The orchardgrass is very late maturing with great rust resistance. The timothy is a late maturing, hay type timothy. The hay from this mix should dry very easy. Contains 75% tall fescue, 20% orchardgrass and 5% timothy. 50 lb bag. Seeding rate 25-30 lbs/acre by itself or 8-12 lbs/acre with alfalfa.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Premium all grass hay mix
    • Easy to dry
    • High quality
    • Impressive Yields
    • Our #1 grass hay mix for dry hay
    $3.05
    / lb.
    lbs.
  • Milkway Forage Grass Mix

    NEW! Milkway contains fescue and grass varieties that test and perform very well in the TMR of high producing dairy cows. Milkway contains high yielding meadow fescue and extremely digestible soft leaf tall fescue cultivars from Barenbrug USA. Meadow fescue provides exceptionally high NDFd and thus improved rate of digestion. It does not cause "rumen fill" as it is one of the lowest NDF grasses that can be grown in the Northern USA. Barenbrug soft leaf fescues are world renown for their suitability for dairy TMR due to their low NDF and high NDFd values. Milkway is the ideal grass blend for dairy silage production; it provides stable NDF and NDFd throughout the season so the dairyman can pack different cuttings in the same bunk. Research from University of Wisconsin shows that using Milkway grass blend in dairy TMR can improve milk production 5-15% over traditional TMR diets using wheat straw for effective fiber. Milkway can be planted as a monostand (25-30 lbs per acre) and produces high dry matter yields under manure application or with nitrogen fertilizer applications. It is traffic tolerant and can sustain multiple manure applications. Milkway is also ideally suited for interseeding with alfalfa (7-8 lbs with 13-15 lbs of alfalfa) as its growing rhythm matches the growth rhythm of alfalfas grown in the Northern US. Unlike traditional grasses, it is not too competitive with alfalfa and will not take over the alfalfa stand nor does it disappear after a couple of years in an alfalfa stand. 50 lb bags. ORDER EARLY, LIMITED SUPPLY
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • High Yielding
    • Highly Digestible
    • High Energy
    • Excellent for dairy silage
    • Makes a LOT of milk !
    $3.69
    / lb.

    Out of stock

  • E2 640 Baralfa X42 Hybrid Alfalfa/Tall Fescue Mixture

    We call this mixture E2. It is energy squared, or in other words, the power of two: Barenbrug proprietary grass seed combined with hybrid alfalfa into one effective and labor saving mixture. This synergized mixture boosts energy levels in rations compared to alfalfa alone. Contains 60% Baralfa X42, the next generation of hybrid alfalfa using the msSunstra Hybrid Alfalfa Technology! It features the branch rooted trait to allow it to persist and be productive in poorly drained soils. Baralfa X42 is an aggressive, high forage yielding, high quality alfalfa that expresses fast re-growth with fine stems. This mixture also contains approximately 40% of Barenbrug's highest quality, late-maturing tall fescue. Tall fescue is very high in digestible fiber (energy). Tall fescue also has a very deep root system which provides good drought tolerance and high yields. Both the alfalfa and the grass are coated with the famous Yellow Jacket seed coating that minimizes separation and aids in establishment. Yellow Jacket coating contains ZEBA, a patented compound that absorbs a minimum of six hundred (600) times it s weight in water and increases healthy plant establishment. One bag contains 25 lbs. Seeding rate 25 lbs (1 bag) per acre.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Higher Yields than pure alfalfa stands
    • Consistent high forage yield
    • Rapid recovery after harvest
    • Excellent disease resistance
    • Very dense, persistent stands
    • Persistent and productive in wet soils

    Tech Sheets
    Baralfa X42 Tech Sheet
    $139.31
    / bag
  • E2 631 Baralfa X42 Hybrid Alfalfa/Grass Mixture

    We call this mixture E2. It is energy squared, or in other words, the power of two: Barenbrug proprietary grass seed combined with hybrid alfalfa into one effective and labor saving mixture. This synergized mixture boosts energy levels in rations compared to alfalfa alone. Contains 60% Baralfa X42, the next generation of hybrid alfalfa using the msSunstra Hybrid Alfalfa Technology! It features the branch rooted trait to allow it to persist and be productive in poorly drained soils. Baralfa X42 is an aggressive, high forage yielding, high quality alfalfa that expresses fast re-growth with fine stems. This mixture also contains approximately 30% of Barenbrug's highest quality, late-maturing tall fescue. Tall fescue is very high in digestible fiber (energy). Tall fescue also has a very deep root system which provides good drought tolerance and high yields. Contains 10% Baraula orchardgrass. Baraula is a very late maturing orchardgrass that does well on lighter soils and is less clumpy than traditional orchardgrasses. Both the alfalfa and the grass are coated with the famous Yellow Jacket seed coating that minimizes separation and aids in establishment. Yellow Jacket coating contains ZEBA, a patented compound that absorbs a minimum of six hundred (600) times it s weight in water and increases healthy plant establishment. One bag contains 25 lbs. Seeding rate 25 lbs (1 bag) per acre.
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Higher Yields than pure alfalfa stands
    • Consistent high forage yield
    • Rapid recovery after harvest
    • Excellent disease resistance
    • Very dense, persistent stands

    Tech Sheets
    Baralfa X42 Tech Sheet
    $137.73
    / bag
  • Highland Hay Mix

    Highland Hay mix is a mixture that will handle heat and drought about as good as any mix that we have. Highland hay mix is a late heading mixture of 60% alfalfa, 20% soft leaf tall fescue, 10% late-heading orchardgrass, 10% brome. A very easy to dry mixture of leafy alfalfa and very high quality grasses for dry hay, silage or baleage. 50 lb bag. Seeding rate of 25-30 lbs/acre.
    • Drought tolerant
    • High quality
    $4.40
    / lb.
    lbs.
  • Lowland Hay Mix

    Lowland Hay mix tolerates wetter soils and is a mixture of 50% alfalfa (branch root variety), 15% Freedom red clover, 15% hay type Tall Fescue, 10% late heading Orchardgrass, and 10% Timothy. The alfalfa varieties in this mix have a branched root system designed to keep more roots above a high water table. In this mix also is Freedom red clover, an improved red clover with less pubescence so that it is easier drying than other varieties of red clovers. The tall fescue is an endophyte-free variety so it is safe for horses and other livestock. The tall fescue is also for high fiber digestibility (energy) along with high yield. A nice hay mix for heavier soils. An easy to dry mixture designed for dry hay, silage or baleage production. 50 lb bag. Seed at 25-30 lbs/acre.
    • Tolerates wetter soils
    • Easy to dry
    • Great quality
    $4.48
    / lb.
    lbs.
  • Hay Grazing Mix

    Hay Grazing Mix is designed for those fields where the option of making dry hay or grazing is needed. This mix contains 40% alfalfa (grazing tolerant), 25% soft leaf tall fescue, 20% late heading orchardgrass, 5% perennial ryegrass, 5% timothy and 5% improved red clover. This is a mixture designed for both grazing or hay production with improved varieties. Works on a wide variety of soils. 50 lb bag. Seeding rate of 25-30 lbs/acre.
    • Good for hay & pasture
    • Drought tolerant mix
    • Works on many soil types
    $4.40
    / lb.
    lbs.
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