Multi Species Grass Seed for Multi Species Swards

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


  • Multi species Low input Swards a mixture of ryegrass legumes and herbs.
  • Increased species rich sward has been shown to increase biomass production.
  • Nitrogen fixation by legumes in the mixture.
  • Greater root development.
  • All done with little or no nitrogen.

Contains: 2.50kg Moira Seed, 2.50kg Astonenergy Seed, 1.00kg Red Clover Seed, 0.75kg Plantain Seed, 0.25kg Puma Chicory Seed, 0.50kg Perennial Chicory Seed, 1.25kg White Clover Seed, 1.00kg Cocksfoot Seed, 0.25kg Yarrow Seed, 2.00kg Timothy Seed, 0.50 kg Sheeps Parsley Seed, 0.50 kg Sheeps  Burnet Seed,

13kg per bag

Recommended sowing rate: 12 – 15kgs per acre.




Mc Guinness multi-species grass seed blends a high-quality mixture of ryegrass, legumes and herbs. Our mixture is based on pioneering Teagasc research focusing on producing higher yields with lower input costs.

Multi-species grass seeds are dramatically more efficient for production. While conventional sowing is much the same, the management is more cost friendly because multi-species swards demand little to no nitrogen compared to rye grass.

With nitrogen prices fluctuating massively thanks to supply shortages and Brexit, this is exactly what farmers needed to hear. Little to no nitrogen fertiliser means more crop for less.

In addition, our multi-species grasses are producing a far greater yield. McGuinness multi-species grass seeds are improving yields by as much as 1T per hectare in studies done by Teagasc. Irish farmers are reaping the rewards especially in summer where the warm season seeds really show their value.

How do multi-species grasses impact livestock?

The mixture of herbs and legumes provides your livestock with critical proteins, nutrients and vitamins. The Chicory seeds are a natural anthelmintic which means less parasites.

Multi-species grazing creates a healthier and more balanced diet that actively maintains livestock health.

How do multi-species grass seeds impact the environment?

It is no secret that farmers have born the brunt of continuous environmental legislation. It has put a real strain on agricultural viability. However, multi-species grasses are a chance at getting out ahead and being environmentally proactive.

Not only do they demand less fertiliser and post-emergence herbicides, but they are also better at carbon dioxide sequestering. The deeper rooting means the herbs and legumes draw more carbon dioxide from the environment which is a two-fold benefit – decreased chemical production and improved carbon reduction.

Mc Guinness Reputation

Mc Guinness Seeds Ltd. has been serving our communities since 1959 and have been appointed by the Department of Agriculture to mix Certified Seed Mixtures under Department Supervision. Our passion for our products is recognised locally and nationally so you can be assured you will always get the best advice and the best quality when you work with us.

What is the recommended sowing rate?

  • 29 – 37kg per hectare
  • 12 – 15kg per acre

Hear what our customers have to say:

Martin Heaney, Dairy Farmer, Co. Meath – 240 Cross Bred Cows

“We worked with Tom McGuinness from McGuinness seeds who advised us on what would work best… We used about 25 units of nitrogen in January and about 45 units in March and that’s all the nitrogen it has received for the year. We haven’t put slurry on it… It [multi-species grass paddock] has been about 1 ton per hectare ahead of the average of rest of the farm according to pasture base. We’re quite pleased with that with about a quarter of the nitrogen gone into it.”

So come and buy some multi-species rass seeds at McGuinness Seeds.

2 reviews for Multi Species Grass Seed for Multi Species Swards

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Kerr

    Taking the leap. Good selection of species. Will see how it goes

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Kerr

    Looks good

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