Hay Master

Fresh and tasty hay for your horse, cows or small livestock
Preventing a heavy downpour on your mowed grass is crucial for the production of fresh and tasty hay. The shorter the field period, the lower the risk of this happening. That is why the grasses in Hay Master are quick-drying, so you can remove the hay bales from the land very soon after mowing. The balanced mix of grass types guarantees tasty and structure-rich hay.

 

High roughage production
Hay Master is an innovative grass mixture that is intended exclusively for mowing. This has the advantage that the grass production is particularly high. Under regular conditions, you can easily harvest 15 tons of dry matter per hectare. This is due to the properties of the soft-leaved tall fescue, which makes optimal use of the minerals in the soil.  Even with a limited nitrogen application, the crop easily supplies ten to twelve tons of dry matter per hectare. Hay Master is suitable for all soil types.

 

Excellent drought resistance
The climate-resistant crop has no trouble handling dry summers. With its deep and multiple roots, it extracts moisture from the deeper layers of the soil. As a result, you are also assured of a good yield during dry periods. Compared with BG 11, which is known as an ideal all-round mixture for horses and hay pastures, Hay Master yields more hay from your land thanks to its excellent drought resistance.

 

Hay Master versus natural hay

Natural hay has the image that it is healthy for your animals. Unfortunately, this is often not the case in practice. Natural hay comes from unfertilised land, which means its composition is usually unbalanced. This increases the risk of poisonous herbs (such as ragwort) that are very harmful to your animals. Moreover, crops that lack nitrogen produce lots of sugar. Sugar-rich grass is not healthy for animals, particularly for horses. Hay Master guarantees a constant supply of grasses and, under proper management, delivers predictable results, so that the quality of your roughage is guaranteed.

 

Extra mass with clover
Combined with clover, your Hay Master pasture becomes even more productive. Clover binds nitrogen from the air and passes it on to the grass via the roots. If you want to produce more sustainable hay by using less manure, clover is certainly a good option. For mowing meadows, our Duet clover mixture is the most suitable choice. Read more about Duet.

Hay Master contains NutriFibre technology

NutriFibre is an innovative grass technology based on soft-leaf tall fescue, developed in Barenbrug's international breeding program. NutriFibre has a nutritious, structure-rich leaf with a strong, extensive root system. As a result, the grass efficiently deals with minerals, and is climate-resistant and rich in structure.

Read more about Nutrifibre.

Composition
Species
60%
Soft-leaf tall fescue
10%
Meadow fescue
10%
Timothy
10%
Cocksfoot
10%
Perennial ryegrass
Specifications
Sowing rate
50 - 60 kg/ha
Overseeding
30 kg/ha
Tolerates low grazing
Dry matter yield grazing
Winter hardy
Low fodder unit horse (5 is lowest)
Low in fructan/sugar, reduces risk of laminitis
Tolerates dry conditions
Recovery time
Dry matter content cutting
Dense sward suppresses weeds
Tolerates heavy foot traffic
High in structure
Mould resistant
Tolerates wet conditions
Tolerates low fertiliser input
Horse pasture

Most grass seed mixtures are traditionally intended for use by cattle. However, cows’ requirements with respect to grass are quite different from those of horses. Horse Master is an innovative grass seed mixture yielding roughage that is ideal for horses’ rations.

Most grass seed mixtures are traditionally intended for use by cattle. However, cows’ requirements with respect to grass are quite different from those of horses. Horse Master is an innovative grass seed mixture yielding roughage that is ideal for horses’ rations.

Most grass seed mixtures are traditionally intended for use by cattle. However, cows’ requirements with respect to grass are quite different from those of horses. Horse Master is an innovative grass seed mixture yielding roughage that is ideal for horses’ rations.