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.

In 2022, we have more mixture choices than ever before following the company’s acquisition of the agricultural merchanting division of W.N. Lindsay Ltd.

We have successfully encompassed and retained the names of the W.N. Lindsay Ltd mixtures – Sprinter (and Sprinter Plus), Abundance, Maximiser, Persistor, Endurance and Endurance Upland – into our product range, tweaking the varieties used in the mixtures slightly so they can be produced in-house at our Grass Seed & Blending Plant at our headquarters in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Here are our mixtures, which you can read more about by clicking on the links below or by downloading our 2022 Grass Seed Brochure HERE.

Tyne Short Term Ley
Forth Short Term Ley
Sprinter < 3 Years Silage or Intensive Grazing
Aln 3-4 Year Intensive Cut & Graze
Till 4-5 Year Medium Term Cut & Graze
Abundance < 5 Years Medium Term Cut & Graze
Maximiser < 5 Years Medium Term Cut & Graze
Coquet Long Term Dual Purpose with Early Bite
Persistor Long Term Dual Purpose with Early Bite
Teviot Dual Purpose Mixture
Bowmont Dual Purpose Long Term Cut & Graze
Endurance Dual Purpose Long Term Cut & Graze
Tweed Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing
Endurance Upland Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing
Yarrow Permanent Pasture Long Term Grazing
MSP Herb Ley 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 2022, 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: Tyne; Forth; Sprinter; 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: 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: 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: Teviot; Bowmont

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: Till

AberMagic (Diploid)
Germinal

AberMagic is an outstanding variety for yield and quality. As well as being later heading, it sets new standards under grazing, particularly in autumn growth with good quality and ground cover.

Features in: Tweed

AberZeus (Diploid)
Germinal

AberZeus provides excellent yields under both cutting and grazing, with a particular focus on late season grazing. It also has good D-value under grazing.

Features in: Tweed

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: Abundance; Maximiser; Coquet; Persistor; Teviot; Bowmont; Tweed; Endurance Upland; Yarrow; MSP Herb Ley

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: Aln; Till; Coquet; Teviot; Bowmont; Tweed; Yarrow; MSP Herb Ley

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: Till; Bowmont; 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: Till; Coquet; Teviot; Bowmont; Endurance; Tweed; 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: Aln; Till; Abundance; Maximiser; Coquet; Persistor; Endurance Upland; Yarrow

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: Forth; Teviot; Yarrow

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: Sprinter; Abundance; Maximiser; Persistor; Teviot; Bowmont; Endurance; Tweed; Endurance Upland


Late Perennial Ryegrass

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: Maximiser; Coquet; Persistor; Endurance; Yarrow

Ballintoy (Tetraploid)
Barenbrug

Ballintoy is a top performer under grazing and silage regimes. It has a particulary excellent early grazing yield, as well as a consistent growth pattern throughout growing season.

Features in: 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: Aln; Till; Abundance; Maximiser; Persistor; Teviot; Bowmont; Endurance; Tweed; Endurance Upland; Yarrow

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: Teviot; Bowmont; Endurance; Endurance Upland

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: Aln; Till; Coquet; Teviot; Endurance; Tweed; 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: Till; Abundance; Maximiser; Coquet; Persistor; Bowmont; Endurance; Tweed


Hybrid Ryegrass

AstonCrusader (Tetraploid)
DSV Seeds

AstonCrusader produces a very high total annual yield with an extraordinary early spring growth. Combined with excellent disease resistance, AstonCrusader is a top variety in this segment.

Features in: Tyne; Forth; Sprinter; Aln; Persistor


Hybrid Fescue

Lofa
DLF Seeds

Lofa has many properties in common with an Italian ryegrass, in particular the very fast establishment and high yield in the first cut. But what makes Lofa special is the less aggressive growth, making it a very good companion grass for legumes and other grass species.

Features in: Sprinter; MSP Herb Ley


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: Abundance; Coquet; Persistor; Teviot; Endurance; Endurance Upland; MSP Herb Ley


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: 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: Till; Coquet; Teviot; Bowmont; Yarrow

Merwi (Medium Leaf)
LG Seeds

Merwi is a medium leaved, productive variety that is best suited to light defoliation.

Features in: Till; Abundance; Maximiser; Persistor; Teviot; Bowmont; Endurance; Tweed; Endurance Upland; Yarrow; MSP Herb Ley

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: Till; Abundance; Maximiser; Coquet; Persistor; Teviot; Endurance; Tweed; Endurance Upland; Yarrow; MSP Herb Ley

Violin (Large Leaf)
LG Seeds

Violin is a large leaved variety that has excellent persistency with hard and light defoliation, maintaining its yield in the third year. Its ground cover is also well above average.

Features in: Abundance; Maximiser; Persistor; Endurance; Tweed; Endurance Upland; MSP Herb Ley


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: Forth

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