Reseeding the grazing platform - what are the benefits for your farm?

Reseeding the grazing platform - what are the benefits for your farm?

Ensuring a grazing platform has the highest quality grass and grazing utilisation is essential to maximise grass as a feed source in economic terms.

Reseeding is an essential part of grassland management, ensuring a high producing sward contributing to increased daily liveweight gain and milk production.

Ensuring a grazing platform has the highest quality grass and grazing utilisation is essential to maximise grass as a feed source in economic terms.

Choose a grass mixture to sow with an excellent combination of high yields, quality, and persistence.
Sowing a grass mixture that produces high yields of quality forage throughout the season is key to maximising grass utilisation on farms.


Why target reseeding 25% of your grazing platform each year?

  • Productivity – reseeding will give you higher producing swards with superior quality
  • Animal Performance – increase daily liveweight gain and milk production
  • Nitrogen Efficiency – new swards can use nitrogen more efficiently
  • Economics – due to our favourable climate, grazed grass is the least expensive form of feed on
    Irish farms

Focusing on sowing grass mixtures that increase utilisation by the herd can help increase the efficiency of the entire system.

All Specialist Nutrition grass mixtures offer a consistent and versatile mixture suitable for a variety of growing conditions that will deliver:

  • Excellent grazing utilisation
  • High yields across the grazing season
  • Excellent quality and palatability for excellent animal performance
  • Excellent persistence


Research shows that each extra tonne of grass dry matter utilised is worth €181 and €105/ha per year to dairy and dry stock farmers, respectively.


Specialist Nutrition has the best varieties for palatability and quality and uses Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS) seed in our mixes

Specialist Grazer is a mixture of the best grazing varieties available, namely Xenon and Aspect, two of only three varieties to achieve a five-star grazing utilisation trait rating on the Teagasc PPI. These are combined with Nashota and Bowie to prolong the period of quality forage production over the grazing season – Nashota has excellent spring growth and quality while Bowie is the latest heading variety on the PPI.

Specialist Grazer HVS has selected the best-in-class grass mixtures proven to help achieve your production goals, whether producing the highest quality milk or beef from your herds.

“We used the Specialist Grazer mix when reseeding and overseeding this year. We are extremely impressed with how this mix has grown on our heavy soil farm. The tetraploids in the mix rated very high on the PPI for palatability, and the cows have proven that with excellent graze outs.” ― Diarmuid Lee, Co. Galway.