Non Ryegrass Grazing With Pasture Herbs :
- An alternative to ryegrass based mixtures
- Deep rooting and drought resistant
- Increased levels of mineral and trace element intake
- Produces a diverse/high fibre sward
- Lower sugar/protein content
Non ryegrass pasture provides a diverse range of grass species yet completely removes the elevated sugar/protein content of modern, improved, rich (and even tetrapolid) ryegrass varieties which are so often included in cheaper mixtures and yet clearly associated with easy weight gain and/or the increased risk of equine laminitis.
We have added perennial pasture herbs to our Non Ryegrass Equine Pasture mixture to provide additional natural vitamins and minerals to the diet of any grazing horse, alpaca, llama, pony or mixed grazing with sheep compared to that of a 100% grass only diet.
One of the main benefits of establishing pasture herbs in a paddock or grazing pasture is a greater depth of soil is permeated by tap roots. This in turn encourages the extraction of moisture, nutrients and minerals from much lower in the soil strata. Critical trace elements can also be lifted to the surface into the stems and leaves of herbs which (usually) are readily consumed by foraging equine animals and/or sheep.