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Ryegrass – Perennial (Forage-Type)


Forage Type Perennial Ryegrass is a great grass to choose by itself  to overseed an existing area or use in a mix with other grasses or legumes. This grass is quick to establish and highly palatable for forage use. It can be grazed close and often. This is not a variety for use as a lawn. It is a safe variety for livestock to graze on such as sheep, cattle and horses.  This grass can grow on a variety of soil types but performs best in well-drained fertile soils.  In warmer climate areas this grass can work to overseed with in the winter when planted with sufficient moisture levels.  The Perennial Ryegrass does not perform the best during very hot or cold weather.  This grass works well for use as hay but can have a higher moisture which can cause it to take it a little longer to dry than some other grass.

Grazing can begin with this grass when it reaches about 8-10″ tall. This grass should be firmly rooted before allowing animals to graze on it.

Note: Be careful with grazing horses for long periods in the spring and fall when grass is lush and green  in a growing stage which can cause foundering. Consult your veterinarian for the best advice.

*The seeding rate is 25-30 lbs per acre when using a seed drill to plant with. For broadcasting you will need at least double the amount or more of seed to cover your area.  Maintenance seeding of around 5 lbs an acre in the fall or spring every year can help maintain a healthy stand.


*Wholesale pricing available if purchasing  250 pounds of seed or more of this seed. Please contact us if you are interested in more information

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
1 Pound $16.45

Covers approximately 1,450 square feet.

5 Pound Bag $58.75

Covers approximately 7260 square feet.

10 Pound Bag $94.00
25 Pound Bag $176.25

Covers approximately 18,150 square feet.

50 Pound Bag $235.00

Covers approximately 36,300 square feet.

250 Pound $612.50

Covers approximately 181,500 square feet.

Scientific Name

Lolium perenne

Product Type

Forage/Pasture Grass



Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)




Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade


Introduced species

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