Sweetgrass silage grades

Introducing two Sweet Silage fertiliser grades:

24-0-13 + 5 SO3 + 3 Na2O
22-4-13 + 5 SO3 + 3 Na2O

cost effective nutrient rich replacements to standard silage grades

Providing balanced nutrition

Standard NK and NPK for silage

Ideal N:S ratio for silage

Maximises DM yield and improves protein content

Part of SWEETGRASS range

In line with RB209 recommendations

Increases SUGAR content


Sodium gives better fermentation

Increases PALATABILITY and DIGESTIBILITY

Sodium gives higher DM intake

Improves MINERAL BALANCES


Better mineral balance results in better animal health

Want to know more?

Why use Sweet Silage?

  • Palatability is key to optimum grass utilisation
  • Sweetgrass improves palatability
  • Improved palatability = increased intake
Need Trial Data?

PDF

Comparing daily live weight gains of weaned lambs

Download

PDF

Assessing sugar content of grass silage

Download

PDF

Comparing differences in grass forage yield and mineral balance

Download

PDF

Assessing the impact on grazed grass

Download

PDF

Comparing grazed grass

Download

PDF

Comparing grazed grass

Download
PRODUCT RANGE
SWEETGRASS is a grassland fertiliser range enriched with granular sodium contained within many of our NUTRI-MATCH blends. Below are some example grades:
SWEETGRASS 38-0-0 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2OA concentrated nitrogen grade to use in early, rotational and aftermath grazing, and for silage
SWEETGRASS 23-0-0 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2OFor use in early, rotational and aftermath grazing, and for silage
SWEETGRASS 23-0-13 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2O Ideal for silage or where additional potash is required, e.g. where soil K is low and / or no manure or slurry is applied.
SWEETGRASS K+ 23-0-3.5 + 1.5 MgO + 11.5 SO3 + 5 Na2O + 4 CaOIdeal for silage or where additional potash is required, e.g. where soil K is low and / or no manure or slurry is applied.
The above is for guidance only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation
Need More Technical Information?

The below recommendations are for guidance only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation.

SituationTimingRate
Early grazingApply Sweetgrass 6-8 weeks before turn-out250kg/ha (2 cwt/acre)
Rotational grazingApply Sweetgrass for each grazing cycle at the required N rate in relation to stocking density190-250 kg/ha (1.5-2 cwt/acre)
Aftermath grazingApply Sweetgrass directly after cutting for rapid re-growth of palatable grass190-250 kg/ha (1.5-2 cwt/acre)
SilageApply Sweetgrass 6-8 weeks before cutting375 -625 kg/ha (3-5 cwt/acre)
Need a Carbon Footprint?

Our aim is to provide specific carbon footprints for our products, improving accuracy for recording and reporting. NUTRI-CO2OL, our independently ADAS verified carbon footprint model, was developed to account for changes in raw material sourcing, production and blending sites. 

An indicative carbon footprint for Sweetgrass is below. Contact us quoting the bag code on your bag tie for an accurate carbon footprint.

Need Help to Set Your Spreader?

Need some information to help you set your spreader?

We produce over 13,000 different analyses across our 12 sites from a range of long-term partner suppliers. This makes it difficult for us to supply standard spreader settings.

Our rigorous checks on raw materials enable us to provide some important indicators about our prescription blends to help guide you when setting your spreader.

Please complete the form for more information.