Forage & Agriculture

Do you want a more profitable business? Choose our state-of-the-art forage grasses to get higher yields and maximise milk and meat output without increasing input costs.

Forage Grass Seeds For Sustainable Farms

High milk or meat yields are essential for running a profitable farm. With best in class forage grasses, alfalfa, clovers and fodder beets you increase the nutritional value of your forage and silage. Whatever your climate or terrain, we can help. Among our range of forage seed varieties and mixtures, you'll find plenty of options suitable for your farm and your herds. We have grasses for pasture, for silage, and for catch crops, as well as a range of high-yielding fodder beet.

Our R&D monitors nutritional value of all our grasses at every stage of development. We use near-infrared scanning equipment when measuring quality of grasses in the field and we also analyse samples in our labs to give us a dynamic view of the forage quality of each forage grass variety. Based on the results we segment our grasses into e.g. grazing or cutting.

With our thorough and detailed nutritional data, we can guide you and give input to more profitable forage management.

Grass Management For Maximum Utilisation

Irish milk and meat production systems are some of the most efficient in the world. Our efficiency advantage lies primarily in our ability to grow grass for grazing in very large quantities.

Multi-Species Swards

Multi-species swards have the potential to produce high yields of quality forage at greatly reduced rates of nitrogen fertiliser input. Discover our Multi-Species Swards series and see how it can work for you and grow profitability for your farm.


Lucerne is a high-yielding legume that can produce high quality, high protein silage. Like all legumes it fixes its own N and thus does not need artificial N fertiliser. It is extremely drought tolerant thanks to a deep taproot and thrives in light, free-draining soil with high pH.

Ecotain Plantain

Agriculture is one of the major sources of N in rivers, streams and lakes in Ireland. Accurate application of fertiliser and organic manure can reduce the amount of N but there is strong evidence that the majority of N entering our water from agriculture originates in the urine patch.

Red Clover

Like white clover it can fix its own N via bacteria located on root nodules. This can be worth up 200kg N/ha per year. Unlike white clover, red clover has an erect growth habit and a strong taproot that leads to strong summer growth and a degree of drought tolerance

White Clover

As a forage, white clover is highly digestible with crude protein content averaging over 20%. But the most significant benefit of white clover is its ability to fix N from the atmosphere for use by neighbouring grasses in the sward.


Grass Varieties

Read all about our substantial range of grass varieties

Grass Mixtures

When it comes to Grass Mixtures, DLF have you covered