“Castlehill is a true long-term mixture that gives a solid performance in grazing situations throughout Scotland and will also deliver up to two cuts of top quality silage,” says SMG’s John Heaphy who will be on hand to speak to farmers and growers visiting the stand along with SMG distributors in Scotland, Agrovista and McGill and Smith.
“We will also be promoting the Scotsward mixture for those looking for a medium to long-term cutting ley with quality aftermath grazing,” he adds. “This is a firm favourite for many dairy producers in south-west Scotland as it provides several cuts for silage and it is also well suited to zero grazing. Scotsward also exhibits exceptional winter hardiness so it is also highly suitable for upland areas too.”
“We will be demonstrating the nutritional value of the Sinclair McGill quality mixtures at AgriScot actually on the stand by testing samples using through our mobile NIRS machine – the LG Lab. This will give a breakdown of the nutritional qualities of each mixture for visitors to compare.”
New high energy fodder beet varieties, Brick and Tarine, will be on show at AgriScot too. Bred for their exceptional feed characteristics and yields, they were first and second respectively, ranked on dry matter yield, in Limagrain’s UK trial results published in February 2017. Both are Rhizomania resistant and are ideal for cattle and sheep systems in Scotland.
Visit the SMG stand at AgriScot, stand number 45, Highland Hall, Edinburgh on November 15, 2017.