Amigain is the latest generation red clover bred in New Zealand for increased persistence and performance in permanent pastures, high performance short-term pastures, silage mixes and pure sward red clover stands. In a pasture mixture, Amigain provides spring, summer and autumn productivity ideal for increased animal performance, enhancing pasture management and fixing nitrogen. As a specialist multi-year crop, Amigain provides high quality feed ideal for liveweight gain and/or improved condition scores of priority stock classes in sheep and deer systems.
Amigain red clover can be sown in early autumn or spring at 4-6 kg/ha (Superstrike®) in permanent pasture mixes with white clover, ryegrass, tall fescue or cocksfoot. During the establishment phase, grazing should be frequent and light to open pasture swards and allow establishment of legume content.
As a specialist short term mix for animal production and/or high quality silage (2-3 years), Amigain red clover can be used at higher 6-8 kg/ha rates (Superstrike®) in association with other options such as Delish AR1 short rotation ryegrass, Lush AR37 Italian ryegrass, Puna II chicory and/or Quartz white clover.
Red clover stands should be sown at 10-12 kg/ha (Superstrike®) with 2-3 kg/ha (Superstrike®) of either Quartz or Legacy white clover to enhance ground cover.
A mixed pasture sward of Base tetraploid perennial ryegrass and 8 kg Amigain red clover.
In a pasture mix, rotationally graze Amigain or set stock for short periods of time to maximise regrowth and persistence.
In pure sward crops, monitor spring growth closely and stock accordingly to maintain quality for a summer grazing rotation. To maximise forage quality avoid stands exceeding 20-25 cm tall and graze to a 4 cm residual.
A pure stand of Amigain red clover offers high quality feed for gaining liveweight and building condition in sheep and deer systems.