If you have read through one of the recent issues of The Scottish Farmer (9th March) you may well have seen the article on pages 30/31 which describes how Andrew Farquharson (whose family has owned the 10,000-acre Finzean Estate in Royal Deeside for over 400 years) won the Best Newcomer Award in the North of Scotland Grassland Society competition.
Andrew says, quite rightly, that the process of getting the optimum silage quality starts at the very beginning with the right grass seed mixture. The blend which was used to produce this prize-winning silage was Flexiscot – a dual purpose, medium to long term mixture designed for Scotland and the north of England. Flexiscot, which is featured in our very popular Monarch range of mixtures, contains hybrid ryegrasses which will deliver early growth for spring grazing or first cut silage.
The mixture also boasts a range of varieties which will provide a successive growth pattern throughout the season. Not surprisingly Flexiscot has excellent winter hardiness, is suitable for all classes of stock and can be grazed or cut for silage or hay. The mixture can be supplied with, or without, our Ensign Plus white clover blend â if you specify this then you will be able to take advantage of the âfreeâ nitrogen that will be fixed by this blend. There are many other advantages associated with white clovers â more information can be found in the Monarch catalogue.
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