A scientifically formulated multi-species herbal ley mixture consisting of 40% productive forage grasses and 30% each of forage herbs and legumes. This four-year mixture is ideal for sheep and lambs, beef cattle and dairy young stock.
Multi-species herbal ley mixtures of this type require less inputs for potentially more production compared to a typical ryegrass ley whilst also being more beneficial to livestock.
CastleHerb can dramatically increase liveweight gain in cattle and finish lambs even faster than clover rich pastures.
The protein rich legumes not only have nutritional benefits but also fix atmospheric nitrogen eliminating the need for fertiliser once established.
The herbs draw up minerals and trace elements which provide health benefits including reducing the parasitic burden in the gut.
CastleHerb also makes an ideal break-crop in an arable rotation enriching the organic content of the cycle and breaking pest and disease cycles. It can also break the blackgrass cycle and build up fertility for ensuing arable crops.
CastleHerb is eligible for aid as a multi-species mixture under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.