A scientifically formulated multi-species mixture or herbal ley consisting of 40% productive forage grasses and 30% each of forage herbs and legumes. This four year mixture is suitable for sheep and lambs, beef cattle and dairy young stock. Mixtures of this type have the potential to out-yield perennial ryegrass leys receiving up to 250 kgsN/ha. 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 fertilizer 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 usually eligible for aid as a multi-species mixture under the Countryside Stewardship scheme.
Low input high output
Improves soil organic content and fertility
Faster liveweight gain at much lower cost
Reduces spend on fertiliser and chemicals
Improved animal health
Good for the environment
Download or ask for a printed copy of the Sinclair McGill Grass and Forage Handbook for more information.