Sweet-Grass trial data

Trial data information

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SweetGrass in every mouthful

Comparing grass quality from SweetGrass plus Se against straight nitrogen 

A Broad Spectrum Soil Analysis highlighted soil deficiencies of sulphur, sodium and selenium, all essential for livestock performance. At Scotsheep 2018, half of Back Hill field was treated with a commodity fertiliser and the other half with Sweet-Grass, a grassland fertiliser enriched with sodium.

Results after half the field was treated with  SweetGrass plus Se and half with straight nitrogen

Results showed that the side of the field treated with Sweet-Grass had increased calcium, sodium and
selenium levels more than the side treated with straight nitrogen.

The K:Na ratio of 11:1 for Sweet-Grass compared to 24:1 for straight nitrogen, and K:Mg of 10:1 compared
to 14:1 would significantly reduce the risk of staggers.

The first set of results showed a 50% increase in selenium levels, shown to give significant benefits to animal health. This had increased to 160% by the second results due to its prolonged release.

Conclusions:

  • Sweet-Grass improves the taste and quality of grass for livestock
  • Sweet-Grass can increase live weight gain and yield output
  • Sweet-Grass nutrients improve animal health and save money

 

SweetGrass in every mouthful

Comparing grass quality from SweetGrass plus Se against straight nitrogen – end May 2018

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Product range

Sweet Grass

Product range

23% Nitrogen + 5% Sulphur + 5% Sodium

Results after half the field was treated with SweetGrass plus Se and half straight nitrogen

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Sweet-Grass in every mouthful