Red Clover

Red clover can be used in irrigated pasture mixes to boost summer production. Locally it has been difficult to maintain necessary levels of persistence. Strict rotational grazing practices should be followed if red clover is to be included in your pasture mix. Including a small amount of red clover in specialist irrigated summer crop mixes works well as red clovers thrive in these conditions.

VarietySowing RateAttributes
Rubitas Red2 - 5Stoloniferous variety suited to grazing. Drought and cold tolerant. Once established can handle persistent close grazing by sheep.
Reaper2 - 5Dual purpose variety, low oestrogen levels, very high yielding, very good persistence in irrigated grazing systems.
USA Red2 - 5A general purpose spring producer mainly suited to hay production.