Tyson is unique among diploid perennial ryegrasses, because it allows farmers to pull spring forward.
Bred from Barenbrug’ previous best early producers Meridian and Arrow, Tyson has been developed to help correct the traditional pasture feed pinch through early lambing and calving.
It’s the only perennial ryegrass currently available with a -7 day heading date, and fills a critical gap in the market for sheep and beef farmers who want to lamb onto faster growing pasture, get more grass into ewes with lambs at foot and give themselves more choice around weaning decisions.
Tyson is a fantastic tool for improving feed supply, particularly for today’s fertile, high performing ewes.
They are bigger than they used to be; scanning and lambing percentages are higher and the better they’re fed between lambing and weaning, the more efficient the whole farm system becomes.
Tyson is highly suited to systems which need to optimise spring pasture and animal growth before the possible arrival of drier conditions in summer and autumn.
Like any pasture, it must be set stocked at the recommended minimum cover of 1200-1300kg DM/ha (3-4cm pasture height) for singles, or 1500-1700kg DM/ha (4-6cm height) for multiples, to get the best out of it through lambing.