Browsemaster is a grass seed mixture from Barenbrug for goat pastures. Research has indicated that the productivity of goats is higher in a pasture with a diverse array of forage species rather than a mono-stand. Browsemaster has the optimum combination of browse, forbes and grasses to improve the meat and milk production in goats. The primary component of Browsemaster is Barenbrug’s high quality chicory. Browsemaster also contains red clover, alfalfa and forage brassica varieties for protein and forage grass for digestible fiber.
Browsemaster is also an excellent choice for overseeding of KY-31 Tall Fescue pastures. The addition of these aggressive legumes and forages will increase the forage quality of the pasture, while reducing the effects of the fescue toxicosis through dilution. The addition of the clovers and alfalfa will also increase the nitrogen content in the pasture through Nitrogen Fixation. Barenbrug’s new Baralfa X42 Hybrid Alfalfa is the next generation in Hybrid Alfalfa and is extremely heat and drought tolerant. It is an aggressive, high forage yielding alfalfa with a fine stem. It produces early spring forage, has fast re-growth characteristics and is also ideal for hay production.
Suggested seeding rates: Seed 20-25 lbs/acre for a pure stand on a prepared seedbed.
Seeding Depth: Drill ¼” deep in a firm seedbed.
Preferred soils: Well drained, medium to heavy soils, lighter soils with irrigation.
Establishment: Browsemaster can be drilled shallow into or broadcasted onto a prepared seed bed. It can also be directly overseeded into a grass sward. When planting in the fall, it is recommended to plant at least 8 weeks before a killing frost.
Management suggestions: Periodic clipping of pasture or machine harvest to keep forage quality where needed.