Amigain is the latest generation red clover bred for increased persistence and growth in permanent or short term, high performance pastures. 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 beef systems.
Sowing rate (sole): 6-10kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixed): 1-3kg/ha
Amigain red clover can be sown in early autumn or spring at 4-8kg/ha (Superstrike®) in permanent pasture mixes with white clover, ryegrass, tall fescue, cocksfoot or phalaris. During the establishment phase, grazing should be frequent and light to open pasture swards up 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 rates (6-8 kg/ha Superstrike treated) in association with other options such as Lush AR37 Italian ryegrass, Puna II chicory and/or Quartz white clover.
In a pasture mix, rotationally graze Amigain. If set stocking is preferred, ensure a recovery period is utilised to maximise regrowth and persistence.
In pure sward crops, monitor spring growth closely and stock accordingly to maintain quality into summer. To maximise forage quality avoid stands exceeding 20-25cm in height and graze to a 4cm residual.
Amigain red clover was selected for persistence under grazing in mixed red clover and grass pastures and that persistence was evident in a recent red clover plot trial in Ballarat. The trial was harvested manually by cutting for the first 3 years (2017-2020) and then set stocked with sheep December to January (2021).
Trial results of Amigain red clover: Performance of red clover varieties sown as a pure sward (ground cover %): Ballarat, VIC
Amigain maintained the highest ground cover (%) under both manual harvesting and grazing. This persistence can be attributed to Amigain’s expanding crown and semi prostrate growth habit making it a truly versatile red clover.
For additional performance trial results of NEW Amigain red clover, download the Amigain Tech Sheet.
Minimum 700mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated