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Boxmore

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Boxmore

Boxmore – tetraploid hybrid ryegrass. Highly palatable long rotation hybrid. Nil Endophyte. High production all year. Superior cool season growth. Variety Overview Boxmore is a Tetraploid long rotation hybrid Ryegrass, nil Endophyte that produces a quality, highly palatable feed all year round and especially during the cooler seasons  due to its European Breeding. These characteristics will improve animal performances. Tetraploids have increased palatability and it has undergone extensive trialing in New Zealand and Australia. Boxmore is suitable for a wide range of stock types, and for silage and quality finishing of stock. High Perennial Parentage to give extra persistence. Sowing and Establishment Boxmore Tetraploid can be sown alone at 25 – 30Kg/ Ha. Clover should be included, and other species can also be considered for mixes at sowing rates between 10 / 20Kg/Ha. It combines well with other components of a pasture mix. Requires fertile soils, summer moist or irrigated conditions and fertilizer for maximum production. Grazing Management Tetraploids give high animal intake, and higher clover content, which will give superior animal performances. Do not overgraze under prolonged dry periods, avoid pugging under very wet conditions. Well suited to a wide range of grazing systems. Performs well under rotational grazing of all stock types. Online Order...

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Fescmore

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Fescmore

Fescmore – Meadow Fescue     Superior stock performance Highly palatable Excellent spring-summer production Nil endophyte Ideal alone or part of a mix   Variety Overview Fescmore is a German bred fescue and was bred for dry arid prairies and snow covered plains. When established is grass grub resistant producing a sweet and highly palatable grass. Fescmore takes a little longer to develop than other fescues, but holds on a lot longer producing more long term feed. Sowing and Establishment Sown alone at 25 kg/ha or 15-20 kg/ha in a pasture mix, sow in spring or autumn. Fescues have relatively slow seedling growth compared with ryegrass so must not be sown in ryegrass mixtures, full production is expected after the first year. Do not sow too deep, within the range of 0.5-1.2 cm, certainly not deeper. Grazing Management Fescues have excellent production through late spring and summer, perennial ryegrasses stop growing at a soil temperature of 19 degrees centigrade, where fescmore does not. It remains vegetative as the seed head is grazed off and is tolerant to dry conditions. Online Order Form...

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Grazmore

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Grazmore

Grazmore – tetraploid perennial ryegrass      Highly palatable Nil endophyte Superior stock preference 42 days later bolting than Nui Ideal in permanent pasture mixes Variety Overview  Grazmore is a tetraploid perennial ryegrass with nil endophyte. It has ability to establish quickly into a quality highly palatable pasture, increasing intake and improved animal performance. Grazmore goes to seed 42 days later than Nui, which provides dramatically improved feed quality in late spring and summer and also makes control of seed head development easier. Grazmore was selected and bred from European material, has undergone extensive trailling in New Zealand and Australia. It is suitable for a wide range of soil types and conditions from poorly drained to well drained, light sandy soils to heavy clay loams. Heat and Drought tolerant. Sowing and establishment Grazmore can be sown alone at 25-30 kg/ha. Clovers should always be included and other species can also be considered for mixes, at sowing rates between 10-20 kg/ha. It combines well with other components of a pasture mix and can tolerate hard grazing. Grazing Management Grazmore is 42 days later bolting than Nui, providing a longer grazing regime with extra productivity over late spring and summer. Grazmore is well suited to a range of grazing systems. It performs well under rotational grazing by both cattle and sheep and also persists well if hard grazed or set stocking by sheep. Online Order...

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Gromore

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Gromore

Gromore – tetraploid Italian ryegrass Quick establishment. Fast recovery from rotational grazing. Superior cool season growth. Exceptional energy levels per kilo of dry matter. High stock performance and preference. Nil endophyte. Crude Protein 19.6g/100g DM. Metabolisable Energy 12.3Mj/kg DM. Digestibility 79.1g OM/lOOg DM. Variety Overview Gromore is a tetraploid Italian ryegrass that produces a quality, highly palatable feed over autumn, winter and spring periods. Gromore was selected and bred from European material and has undergone extensive trialling in New Zealand and Australia. Gromore is suitable for a wide range of soil types and conditions from poorly drained to well drained, light sandy soils to heavy clay loams. Sowing and Establishment When sown alone, Gromore should be sown at 25-30 kg per hectare. When used in mixtures with other pasture species, the sowing rate can be reduced to 5-10 kg per hectare depending on the particular mixture. Seed should be sown at 1-2 cm depth in a fine weed free seedbed for best results. Grazing managemnet Gromore will tolerate a wide range of management practices. Gromore has an exceptionally fast recovery from rotational grazing. Online Order...

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Gromore + Plus

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Gromore + Plus

Gromore + Plus- tetraploid Italian ryegrass The same qualities of Gromore ryegrass. Extremely high rust resistance (ideal for more humid climates). Earlier and more rapid growth. Crude Protein 19.6g/100g DM. Metabolisable Energy 12.3 MJ/kg DM. Digestibility 79.1g OM/lOOg DM. Variety Overview Gromore+Plus is a tetraploid italian ryegrass which produces a bulk of high quality, highly palatable feed over autumn, winter and spring periods. Gromore+Plus was selected and bred from European material, has undergone extensive trialling in New Zealand, and has now been introduced into Australia. It is suitable for a wide range of soil types and conditions from poorly drained to well drained, light sandy soils to heavy clay loams. Gromore+Plus has a high rust resistance, ideal for humid climates. Sowing and EstablishmentSOWING  When used alone, Gromore+Plus should be sown at 25-30 kg/ha. When used in mixtures with other pasture species, the sowing rate can be reduced to 5-10 kg/ha depending on the particular mixture being used. Best establishment is achieved by sowing at 1-2 cm depth into a fine weed free seedbed. Grazing Management Gromore+Plus will tolerate a wide range of management practices. Gromore+Plus has an exceptionally fast recovery from rotational grazing. Online Order Form  ...

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Leafmore

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Leafmore

Leafmore – rape Highest yielding variety in 3 years of UK trials. Winner of the Ashburton A&P winter feed competition. Excellent stem to leaf ratio. Good resistance to powdery mildew. Quick maturity (6-8 weeks). Exceptional regrowth for up to 4 grazings. Variety Overview Leafmore was bred in Holland. Being a first cross between the two popular varieties Winfred and Emerald. The final selection resulting in a highly productive new cultivar, semi erect in growth habit, multi stemmed with an abundance of large dark green leaves reaching a height in excess of 100 cm on maturity. Extensive trialling in New Zealand and the United Kingdom has shown Leafmore to be an early maturing variety with a high stem to leaf ratio and superior cold growth habit and frost tolerance. Sowing and Establishment Leafmore is sown at 3-4 kg/ha and broadcasted at 6-8 kg/ha in early spring through until late autumn. Paddock selection is vital and is best sown in a rotation following pasture preferably with no other brassica history for the previous four years to avoid clubroot. Cultivation should result in a fine, firm and weed free seedbed with adequate moisture available for seed germination. Leafmore as with all brassicas require adequate levels of phosphate, there is a risk of seedling damage where large quantities of phosphate have been applied down the spout especially in dry conditions. Grazing Management Leafmore is capable ot excess of 12,000 kg/DM/ha, is able to be grazed 6-8 weeks, regrazing is possible every 4-6 weeks, providing a long term option while retaining high ME values. Online Order...

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Promore

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Promore

Promore – White Lupins Promore White Lupins were breed in Germany specifically for the Pig & Poultry Industry to replace animal products being fed back to animals. For example Dried Blood and Meat & Bone Meal. The resulting factor from this breeding was a fiat white tanin free Lupin with a very high Nutritional Analysis especially the protein component. This Lupin being PROMORE. Stevens Seeds Limited recognized the potential for this type of product for the stockfeed and human consumption market and secured the rights to produce and market in New Zealand. We have grown PROMORE White Lupins for the past three years on a limited scale while evaluating the advantages in our market place and have now a large market for these. An analysis conducted by Massey University has shown very favourable results as below Massey University Analysis Dry Matter               87.39% Nitrogen                    5.78% Gross Energy         4.4590 Kcal/g Net Energy              18.6690 KJ/g Fat Content            25.00% Protein                      36% Production is on going and is increasing on an annual basis depending on the market requirements. Also available Blue Lupins & Tic Beans, ideal as a fodder crop or for nitrogen fixation in soil. Online Order...

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Redmore

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Redmore

 Redmore – Red Clover High producing upright red clover. Excellent winter, spring growth. Large leafed. Brilliant in hay or silage production due to the bulk produced. Recommended in all mixes. Excellent for fattening lambs. Low oestrogen level. Variety Overview Redmore is a high producing large leafed red clover, ideal for hay or grazing. Has excellent late winter and early spring growth, mixed with Gromore Italian ryegrass will produce a high quality hay. Sowing and Establishment Redmore would normally be sown as part of a pasture mix, at a rate that could vary from 1-5kg/ha. Redmore has shown good establishment from both autumn and spring sowings. Grazing Management Redmore has a good tolerance of close grazing and low levels of oestrogen substances strengthen its role in sheep pasture. Redmore is recommended for dairy, cattle, deer and sheep pastures under controlled grazing management. Online Order...

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Samson

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Samson

Samson – stubble turnips Very high dry matter yields (6% above Barkant*). Excellent establishment. Highly palatable. Very high bulb utilisation. Resistant to powdery mildew. Ideal after a crop. Dry matter yield 3.5-4.0 tonnes per ha. Fresh yields 35-40 tonnes per ha. Crude protein 19-20%. Digestibility value 68-70 D. Metabolisable energy 11 MJ/Kg DM. Variety Overview Samson is a tetraploid variety, this crop can produce a nutritious, highly palatable feed in around 12 weeks from sowing. Samson has proven to be very palatable, it is better utilised with its purple-topped roots growing out of the ground. This variety is also very flexible, it can be sown into a cereal stubble straight after harvest, or perhaps following potatoes. Depending upon sowing date, a single hectare can give excess of 40 tonnes of fresh dry matter. Sowing and Establishment Sown on its own at 3-4 kg/ha or part as a mix at 1-2 kg/ha. Period for sowing Samson is from November through until March. Samson produces a quality feed in around 12 weeks from sowing. Grazing Management Usual management practices for turnips can be adopted. Samson is firmly rooted therefore little wastage. Online Order...

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Whitemore

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Whitemore

Whitemore- White Clover Whitemore is a persistent and winter hardy variety for permanent pastures, which forms strong rhizomes and dense sward. It produces a high quantity of green and dry matter combined a with high protein content. Online Order...

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