Gamecover Mixes

Oakbank Game Mixes

The mixes in this section have been developed for Game although the majority of them are also suitable as wild bird seed mixes. Under Countryside Stewardship CS the AB9 option pays £640/ha and it opens the door to a further £316/ha through the AB12 supplementary feeding option. Other stewardship mixes which would also be suitable for game but are more directed at farmland birds can be found in the stewardship section 

Gamemix 109  - Suitable for CSS, ELS and Game Cover

A traditional ‘game cover’ type mix 
Provides food and cover
Not suitable for cold or exposed sites
Contains mustard, fodder radish, white, red and reed millet, phacelia, quinoa, buckwheat
Seed treatment – recleaned only
Bag size – 8kg (half hectare)

Gamemix 313 - Partridge Heaven!

A very good holding and driving cover for the South
Dwarf sunflowers add colour and finch food
Grain sorghum and reed millet deliver warm cover right through the winter
Contains dwarf grain sorghum, dwarf sunflowers, white, red and reed millet
Seed treatment – Thiram (sorghum), Influx/Tournesol (sunflowers)
Bag size – 10kg (half hectare)

Gamemix 416 - Suitable for CSS, ELS and Game Cover

Fantastic all-round game cover for areas that can grow sorghum
Stands through the winter and provides large amounts of food for game and songbirds
Most popular annual game mix
Sprayable for broadleaf weeds
Contains spring triticale, white, red and reed millet, linseed, dwarf grain sorghum, camelina
Seed treatment – Redigo (spring triticale), Thiram (sorghum)
Bag size – 25kg (half hectare)

The seed can be drilled with conventional farm kit, but benefits from a row width of 35 – 50cm

Oakbank Feed & Flush  - Suitable for CSS, ELS and Game Cover

Truly winter hardy mix providing a warm, dry habitat and lots of food
Providing the kale establishes well it can be left for a second year
Inclusion of millet and sorghum restrict it to less severe climates
Contains gruner angelita kale, spring triticale, white, red and reed millet, fodder radish, camelina, dwarf grain sorghum, quinoa
Seed treatment – Cruiser SB (kale), Redigo (spring triticale), Thiram (sorghum)
Bag size – 20kg (half hectare)

Oakbank Elevation Mix - Suitable for CSS, ELS and Game Cover

Feed and flush for the north of the UK and more exposed sites
Very warm and winter hardy mix that also provides natural food
Good kale establishment means it can be left for a second year
Contains gruner angelita kale, goldeneye kale, linseed, spring triticale, camelina, quinoa, mustard, fodder radish
Seed treatment – Cruiser SB (kale), Redigo (spring triticale)
Bag size – 20kg (half hectare)

Oakbank Grass Weed Buster Mix - Suitable for CSS, ELS and some HLS Agreements

Developed as mix with which you can tackle grass weed problems such as couch, blackgrass, barnyard grass and foxtail millet
Suitable for late sowing (late July) so stale seedbeds can be easily attained
Can be sprayed post-emergence with most graminicides
Provides good winter cover and food
Can be mixed with kale and/or chicory to provide two-year crop
Contains buckwheat, camelina, fodder radish, forage rape, quinoa, mustard
Seed treatment – recleaned only
Bag size – 15kg (hectare)