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Orchard Grass

dactylis glomerata


Orchardgrass (dactylis glomerata) is grown as hay and for pasturing because of its relatively high yields. The sugar content makes it sweeter than most other temperate grasses. Orchardgrass hay tends to be leafier than timothy, but the leaves are often coarser.

Packaging Options

Finishing and Packaging Services:

Single-Compressed (50-60 kg) raw material from the field.

Double-Compressed bales processed from raw material.

  • Full Bale (55-60 kg) Dimensions: 24”H x 20”W x 17"D
  • Half-cut (25-30 kg) Dimensions: 12”H x 20”Wx 17"D

Sleeve 4-cut (430-460 kg) Dimensions:

  • Mag Bale: 34”H x 47”W x 42”D
  • Big Bale: 30”H x 45”W x 45”D

Wrapped Options:

For use with Full Bale and Half-cut packaging.


Pacific Northwest (PNW): Harvested two times per year. 1st cutting begins in early June. 2nd cutting begins approximately 45 days later (dependent on weather conditions). Yearly average yields are 5-6 tons/acre.