Our Grass Seed Mixtures

Find out all about our latest grass seed mixtures and the varieties used in them

At McCreath Simpson & Prentice, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a range of different mixtures to suit each customer’s needs, with only first-choice varieties from the SAC and NIAB recommended lists chosen.

Our mixtures cater for an array of plans our customers may have for their fields, varying from Short Term Leys to Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing.

Here are our mixtures, which you can read more about by clicking on the links below or by downloading our 2021 Grass Seed Brochure HERE.

The Tyne Short Term Ley
The Forth Short Term Ley
The Aln 3-4 Year Intensive Cut & Graze
The Till 4-5 Year Medium Term Cut & Graze
The Burns Permanent Coquet Long Term Dual Purpose with Early Bite
The Burns Permanent Teviot Dual Purpose Mixture
The Burns Permanent Bowmont Dual Purpose Long Term Cut & Graze
The Burns Permanent Tweed Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing
The Burns Permanent Yarrow Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing

With different varieties being approved each year, our expert team meet annually to carefully select the varieties which will make up the mixtures.

For 2021, we have chosen the following varieties – some of which are in multiple mixtures and others just one.

VARIETIES

Italian Ryegrass


Meribel (Diploid)
LG Seeds

Meribel is one of the denser Italian ryegrasses with a high yield ranking in both harvest years. Seasonal production is distributed more towards the latter part of the growing season.

Features in: The Tyne; The Forth; The Aln

Gemini (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Gemini is an Italian ryegrass that has a very high first cut digestibility value, while it is also rather high yielding, both in the first harvest year and the total mean yield.

Features in: The Tyne


Early Perennial Ryegrass


Genesis (Diploid)

DLF Seeds

Genesis is exceptionally high yielding under both managements with very early spring growth. It requires cutting early to achieve good quality silage.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Coquet


Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass


AberClyde (Tetraploid)

Germinal

AberClyde is a very high yielding grass under both grazing and silage managements with notably good grazing quality and a very high two-cut digestible silage yield.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Yarrow

AberGreen (Diploid)
Germinal

AberGreen has very high grazing yields and one of the highest two-cut digestible yields of all diploid perennial ryegrasses. It also boasts very good grazing quality.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Tweed

AstonConqueror (Diploid)
DSV Seeds

AstonConqueror is a high yielding variety that creates an excellent dense sward. It has good winter hardiness and outstanding disease resistance.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Boyne (Diploid)
DLF Seeds

Boyne has exceptionally high total silage yields and one of the highest two-cut silage yields of any diploid perennial ryegrass. Total grazing yields in the spring are very good and are as a result of dense growing swards.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Bowmont

Diwan (Tetraploid)
DLF Seeds

Featuring in five of our mixtures, Diwan is a good all-round variety for both grazing and conservation throughout the season, with good winter hardiness and exceptional disease resistance.

Features in: The Aln; The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Bowmont

Elyria (Diploid)
LG Seeds

Elyria offers good mid-season growth and digestibility under grazing, while conservation values are good without being exceptional.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Tweed

Federer (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Federer has very good total annual yields under simulated grazing. This includes excellent late summer yields combined with very good mid-season digestibility.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Bowmont

Fintona (Tetraploid)
Barenbrug

Fintona delivers exceptional performance under both cutting and grazing and with good sward density and grass quality, it is setting new standards in this intermediate perennial ryegrass group.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Nifty (Diploid)
DLF Seeds

Featuring in no fewer than six of our mixtures, Nifty offers good grazing yields and excellent ground cover, making it an outstanding grazing variety throughout the season.

Features in: The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Pensel (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Pensel gives good early season growth under both cutting and grazing for a variety heading at the end of the group. It also provides good quality at first cut.

Features in: The Till

Premium (Diploid)
DLF Seeds

Premium performs well under both managements, although it is moderately susceptible to mildew. It does, however, have excellent ground cover.

Features in: The Forth

Seagoe (Tetraploid)
Barenbrug

Seagoe delivers good conservation yields, especially at first cut and in the first harvest year. It has very good grazing yields for an intermediate tetraploid variety, with very good early and late season growth.

Features in: The Aln; The Burns Permanent Teviot

Solomon (Diploid)
LG Seeds

Solomon has very good yields under both managements with particularly good first cut yields. It also delivers very good early spring growth under grazing and again later in the season.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Teviot


Late Perennial Ryegrass


AberChoice (Diploid)

Germinal

AberChoice brings very good high two-cut digestible silage yields with a very high second cut. Its total grazing yields are similarly excellent, providing high quantities of highly digestible grass from early summer.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Yarrow

AberGain (Tetraploid)
Germinal

AberGain is a very high yielding variety in terms of both grazing and silage. Its grazing quality is very high and it has typical open tetraploid-type swards.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Alfonso (Tetraploid)
DLF Seeds

Alfonso offers very good yields under both cutting and grazing overall. In particular, it delivers very good first cut yields under conservation and very good early spring growth under grazing. It also has good ground cover for a tetraploid variety.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Bowmont

Aspect (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Aspect gives good first-cut yields under conservation coupled with very good quality at both first and second cut. Its good performance tends to be sustained throughout the season under grazing coupled with good quality.

Features in: The Till

AstonChieftain (Diploid)
DSV Seeds

AstonChieftain offers good yields under both cutting and grazing. Although first cut yields are not remarkable, it shows relatively well for a later heading variety within this group. It also has good seasonal production under grazing.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Teviot

Evocative (Diploid)
DLF Seeds

Evocative offers good overall conservation and grazing yields with relatively good herbage quality under conservation. It has a great rust resistance and a high ground cover and, overall, with Evocative you are very flexible in how the field is utilised.

Features in: The Aln; The Till; The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Meiduno (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Meiduno delivers good conservation yields at first cut, with good autumn growth under grazing, while it also has superb disease resistance.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Teviot

Nashota (Tetraploid)
DLF Seeds

Nashota has fairly good productivity for both grazing and conservation along with a relatively good conservation first cut digestibility. It has excellent ground cover under grazing management, with good ground cover under conservation management, while it also has excellent disease resistance.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Teviot

Toddington (Diploid)
DLF Seeds

Another popular selection in our mixtures this year, Toddington delivers good yields under both conservation and grazing, with good quality to boot. It also has good second cut yields under conservation and good late summer growth under grazing, with good disease resistance.

Features in: The Aln; The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Twymax (Tetraploid)
LG Seeds

Twymax is an excellent variety, particularly under grazing management with good early growth. It also has good ground cover and mid-season digestibility.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Tweed


Hybrid Ryegrass


Enduro (Tetraploid)

LG Seeds

Enduro is a high yielding hybrid ryegrass that veers towards its perennial ryegrass parentage. It’s a very reliable hybrid, with excellent resistance to all of the major grass diseases.

Features in: The Forth; The Aln; The Till


Timothy


Comer

LG Seeds

Comer is one of the highest performing Timothys in the marketplace, especially in terms of spring grazing. It has excellent two-cut silage yields from swards of a typical erect type for an early Timothy.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Teviot

Erecta
LG Seeds

Erecta has been a reliable variety for many years, with good yield performances regularly achieved in grazing production. Both silage and grazing production peaks in the spring and again in the late summer period.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Coquet


White Clover


Alice (Large Leaf)

Barenbrug

With its large leaves, Alice achieves a high clover content and has a high grazing persistency. It also produces high total sward and excellent clover yields, which are maintained at a high level throughout the growing season.

Features in: The Burns Permanent Bowmont

Buddy (Medium Leaf)
DLF Seeds

Buddy is a medium leaved variety with a very good yield of both grass and clover in a mixture through much of the season, although strongest in early summer. It has strong persistence at low nitrogen levels.

Features in: The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Crusader (Medium Leaf)
Barenbrug

On the borderline between the medium and the small leaved groups, Crusader has exceptionally high yields in relation to its leaf size. It has an extremely long growing season with superb early and late season growth. This makes it ideal for all intensive grazing swards.

Features in: The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Bowmont; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow

Rivendel (Small Leaf)
DLF Seeds

Rivendel is extremely persistent under grazing without overcrowding the grasses, while it also has excellent winter hardiness and good resistance to diseases such as nematodes and clover rot.

Features in: The Till; The Burns Permanent Coquet; The Burns Permanent Teviot; The Burns Permanent Tweed; The Burns Permanent Yarrow


Red Clover


Global

Freudenberger

Global is a very healthy and protein-rich red clover. It produces high-quality staple feed in mixtures with grasses such as Italian ryegrass. It is also a robust variety and can therefore be cropped for two to three years.

Features in: The Forth

Interested in any of our grass seed mixtures? If so, please get in touch or contact your farm rep!