McDonalds Seeds

Temperate Grasses

Any farmer will tell you that what you put in to your animals determines the quality of what you get out. For the finest pasture seed, look no further than McDonalds Seeds.

COMMON NAME
BOTANICAL NAME
CULTIVAR
TIME TO SOW
SOWING RATE
SITE PREFERENCE
UTILIZATION
Westerwolds ryegrassLolium multiflorumTetrapoid: Diploid: Agri HiltonMid Feb – April20 – 25High fertility soils. Well drained and irrigated.Withstands heavy grazing pressure. A must for dairy and fat lamb farmers. Makes excellent silage and hay.
Italian ryegrassLolium multiflorumTetrapoid: Diploid:Mid Feb – April Aug – Sep (Spring Planting)20 – 25High fertility soils. Well drained and irrigated.Withstands heavy grazing pressure. A must for dairy and fat lamb farmers. Makes excellent silage and hay.
Perennial ryegrassLolium perenneTetrapoid: Diploid: NuiMid Feb – April20 – 25As above and also moist soils if dryland. Must have 25mm water per week throughout the year.As above. Grows well with clover. For dairy, beef fattening and fat lamb production. Graze frequently for best results to help it tiller.
Meadow fescueFestuca perenne Feb – March15 – 20Moist bottomland.Short growing. Mixes well with clovers. Suitable for sheep and horses.
Tall fescueFestuca arundinaceaFestal / DemeterFeb – March20 – 25Moist bottomland and heavy soils.When mixed with clover it becomes palatable and a hardy perennial pasture. Excellent foggage.
CocksfootDactylis glomerata Feb – March15 – 20Very adaptable, prefers southern aspect and altitude >1200mRelatively long lived perennial. Grazing and hay types available.
Kentucky bluegrassPoa pratensis Jan – April10 – 15Bottomland and cool shady areas.A good sheep grass and that can withstand drought better than most. Also a lawn grass.
Rescue GrassBromus catharticus Jan – March30 – 40Fertile well drained soils.A heat and frost tolerant temperate grass suitable for dairy and beef farms. Excellent foggage.