Dwarf Essex Rape Seed (25%)
This is a member of the cabbage and brassica family. It has excellent heat and cold tolerance, good salt tolerance and provides excellent forage qualities, especially during summer stress.
Ladino Clover (20%)
Ladino is a giant white clover with plants growing to 14 inches tall or more in a prostate growth habit. Ladino recovers quickly from grazing or clipping as new leaf and flower buds are continually developing on the running stems. It does best on medium to heavy soils with good moisture however it tolerates poor conditions better than most other clovers. It is commonly grown in mixtures with grasses and ranks high in feed value an palatability.
Medium Red Clover (20%)
A biennial legume, 12 to 15 inches in height. It is well suited in short rotations and generally used in a hay or pasture setting. Rapid spring growth, to allow for multiple cuttings and grazing. Produces excellent forage quality with above average yield. Shade tolerance allows for use as a cover crop in silage corn. Excellent winter hardiness
Vernal Alfalfa (15%)
Vernal has been the standard of the industry for many years. It exhibits good winter hardiness, has moderate re-growth after cutting, is fine stemmed and has dark green leaves. Vernal is used mostly for hay production in medium rotation applications. Vernal was developed by the University of Wisconsin and released in 1953.
Frosty Berseem Clover (10%)
This cool season, annual legume can be used in mixtures with other legumes and grasses in pasture or hay situations. A non-bloating legume, it improves the quality and yield of forage. It creates substantial quantities of nitrogen to improve soil and subsequent crops. IT'S approximately 45 days later in maturity than crimson clover, allowing for multiple cuttings and grazing. Crude protein levels have been measured from 16.5 percent to 22.1 percent with RFV measured as high as 182.
Alsike Clover (10%)
An introduced, short-lived perennial legume that reaches heights up to 15-30 inches. Prefers wet soils and has tolerance to higher acidic and salinity soils. Typically planted with grasses, most commonly timothy, orchardgrass, and brome. Normally a one cutting clover
Forage Chicory (5%)
Chicory is a biennial/perennial forb that was introduced to the US in the late 1700s. Its succulent leaves are valued for forage and its prominent tap roots are sometimes harvested for their fructo-oligosaccharide content or for use as a coffee additive. Chicory is well adapted to temperate environments and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. It performs best on moderately drained, deep soils with medium to high fertility. The persistence of chicory is similar to that of alfalfa. Good stands can last for five years or more with good management. Chicory performs well not only by itself, but also in mixtures with other cool-season forages. When induced to flower, it "bolts" and produces stems with sparse foliage and purple-blue flowers.