Amigain 

Red Clover

  • Bred to persist and perform in both pasture mixes and pure red clover stands
  • Semi-prostrate growth habit to enhance persistence
  • Excellent quality suitable for driving animal production
  • Selected for a more fibrous root system
  • Lower formononetin (oestrogen) levels than older varieties
  • Increased Clover Root Weevil tolerance compared to white clover
  • Latest generation, New Zealand bred red clover selected from Georgian, Portuguese and Spanish genetics
     
Farm Type

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 mix, 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.

Sowing and establishment

Grasslands 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 sowing rates of 6-8 kg/ha (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, Amigain red clover and Legacy white clover. 

Sowing rate

Perennial pasture mix: 4-6 kg/ha (Superstrike® treated Amigain)
Short-term pasture mix: 6-8 kg/ha (Superstrike® treated Amigain)
Red clover stand: 10-12 kg/ha (Superstrike® treated Amigain with 2-3 kg/ha Superstrike® treated Quartz white clover)

Grazing Management 

In a pasture mix, rotationally graze Amigain or set stock for short periods of time to optimise post-grazing regrowth and increase persistence. To maximise forage quality, avoid allowing stands to exceed a 20-25 cm pre-grazing height 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.

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