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Barrett Agri supplies in association with Watsons seeds, have an extensive range of grass seed mixtures, designed to cater for all reseeding situations.

✅ All varieties contained in our Castle  and Saltire mixtures are ‘First Choice’ ’ as published in the Irish Department of Agriculture, NIAB, SRUC and AFBI recommended lists.

✅ Watsons Seeds enjoy a very positive relationship with a range of key grass breeders across Europe that enables them to source the best varieties possible for our Castle Mixtures and Saltire Mixtures.

✅ Watsons Seeds position of independence enables them to take an objective view on variety selection with animal performance at the heart of their selection process. We continue to strive to improve our mixtures.

Spoilt for first choice
Castle Mixtures  
Carrick

✅ Offers early cuts of hay & silage
✅ Good mid season digestibility &
grazing yields
✅ Increased timothy for hay production
✅ Good ground cover

Castle Mixtures Duart (Ire) THE SPECIALIST DAIRY MIXTURE.
Review of Watsons seeds
✅ Produces outstanding energy and protein levels.
✅ Duart contains a high proportion of the new generation high sugar grasses.
✅ A high percentage of late perennials allows greater flexibility in the cutting date.
✅ Varieties have been selected for high D values and late heading characteristics.
✅ Excellent ground cover and persistency.
✅ This mixture has won a number of silage competitions.
✅ The silage from Duart is ideal for mixing with maize silage or wholecrop.
✅ Contains the best varieties from the breeders. Germinal Holding (formerly BSH) and Barenbrug.

Duart + Clover (Ireland)
The specialist dairy mixture

Castle mixture Duart + clover produces outstanding energy and protein levels. It contains high proportions of the new generation high sugar grasses. A high percentage of late perennials, allows flexibility in the cutting date. Excellent ground cover and persistency. This mixture has won a number of silage competitions.

Christy a Dairy farmer, has noticed much improved herd milk yields and milk solids while grazing Duart swards compared to grass mixtures used by him previously.

Dundas
THE VERY BEST MEDIUM / LONG TERM MIXTURE SUITABLE FOR BOTH CUTTING AND GRAZING.
Review of Watson's seed
     
This mixture produces a dense and highly productive sward.
Using the top intermediates ensures heavy silage cuts.
Full seasonal production from the combination of first choice varieties.
Unique combination of grasses that exploit seasonal growth.
Rotational clover blend is included to maximise production and livestock performance. 
Increased clover content available.

Available with CAST coated clover blend.

 Edzel  
INTENSIVE MEDIUM/LONG TERM CUTTING AND GRAZING MIXTURE.
Edzell grass seed logo
Contains the top later heading perennials with a high leaf to stem ratio ensuring high quality silage.
 
Edzell® is designed to persist over many years and varieties have therefore been selected with good all round winter hardiness and persistency.
 
Available with CAST coated clover blend.
Mingary   
THE LONG TERM GRAZING MIXTURE.
Logo for mingary grass seed
 
Designed to produce very dense swards.
 
The high proportion of permanent clover in the mixture assists in the palatability and density of the sward, improving livestock performance.
 
Increased clover content available.

Available with CAST coated clover blend

Hermitage    
Recommended for Upland and poorer soils
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 Native upland species are included to help maintain sward density under harsher conditions.
 
Permanent clover blend ensures excellent livestock performance and assists in sward density as well as improving mineral uptake

Available with CAST coated clover blend.

 

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