Two new grass varieties from Barenbrug

On 20th November Barenbrug UK launched two new grass seed varieties at AgriScot.

Callan is a late diploid perennial ryegrass with excellent spring growth, high quality and exceptional yields under both cutting and grazing management. Callan was bred in Northern Ireland with their partners at the Agri Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

Alongside Callan comes Barclamp, the first Barenbrug bred hybrid ryegrass to make first choice listing on the SRUC Grass and Clover Varieties List. This diploid variety is late heading with good yields and quality. Both varieties are 100% UK produced crops and will be available via our Barforage Grass Seed range from 2020.
Regional Manager for Scotland Mhairi Dawson commented before the event “I’m really looking forward to my 10th AgriScot with Barenbrug. It’s always a busy and where we have an opportunity to speak to farmers, merchants and industry colleagues alike. I’m delighted to say it’s usually a very positive event, where we look forward to the new year in forage management. As well as launching our latest varieties I’m keen for every visitor to go away with a free copy of our Good Grass Guide to help them condition score their grass and make plans for forage improvements.”

The Good Grass Guide is a free tool which can be used as a field record as well as giving a lot of practical information for grass monitoring and investment that could earn huge returns.

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.