All Purpose Pasture Grass Mix


A cost-effective pasture mixture for all livestock and applications. Excels in areas with 16″ or more annual rainfall or with supplemental irrigation.

  • Quality, proven varieties
  • Fast establishment
  • Quality forage and hay
  • Inexpensive
  • Plant 20 Lbs. per acre
  • Sold in 20 pound bags


Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

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Great Basin Seed’s custom mixture is suitable for most circumstances and all livestock. This is an economical pasture mix, but a solid performer.

Great Basin Seed All Purpose Pasture grass seed mix is designed for a wide variety of circumstances and will appeal to the price conscious customer. This pasture grass will require at least 15″ annual precipitation. It will excel in areas with 16″ or more, or with added supplemental irrigation.

All Purpose Pasture Seed Mix is suitable for all livestock and will preform well as a cut-and-bale crop, or for grazing and pasture. It is mixed in the following approximate percentages:

25% Tall Fescue
25% Orchardgrass
25% Forage Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Climax Timothy
10% White Clover
5% Perennial Ryegrass

Tall Fescue is a forage type, endophyte free cool season bunchgrass. It is a deep-rooted variety tolerant of intensive grazing and traffic. Withstands heat and dry conditions better than other grasses. Fescues are commonly used in pasture, roadside, and waterway mixes. For livestock uses, an endophyte free variety should be used to avoid problems with palatability and animal health.

Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) is a widely distributed pasture grass, especially on irrigated pastures. It is used for hay, pasture or silage. It is highly palatable to all classes of livestock. It is one of the best forage grasses for use in pastures and combines well with other grasses and legumes. It has a dense network of roots and provides good erosion control. Orchardgrass is often used in seed mixes for upland game birds and conservation plantings. Orchardgrass is one of the earliest species to grow in the spring.

Kentucky Bluegrass has excellent early spring green-up and forage production – almost a month earlier that many other Bluegrass varieties. We usually use Ginger or another forage variety that creates an excellent cover resulting in a low percentage of weeds in your pasture. It performs well under a variety of management styles. Ginger is tolerant of close grazing and is both palatable and nutritious for all livestock – horses included! See our cautionary comments below on avoiding certain types of kentucky bluegrass as forage.

Timothy is a winter-hardy perennial bunchgrass. It is often seeded in a mixture with alfalfa, clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. Adapted to high elevations and to areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Easy to establish, easy to handle for hay. Well known as prime horse hay crop. Used extensively for revegetation of forest land and for erosion control in many areas. Climax is highly palatable, with excellent hay quality and has proven higher protein content and higher yields than its competitors.

Note: Many inexpensive pasture grass mixes on the internet utilize K31 Kentucky Bluegrass. It is commonly used in “cheap” pasture mixed because it is inexpensive. K31 is not an ideal pasture grass, however, and the endophytes present in K31 can bring harm to your animals. We advise against using it. We use Ginger or another proven forage type variety for excellent forage value, and as a result, our all purpose pasture grass mix is slightly more money than our competitors. 

This product is sold in 20 pound bags (1 acre).

Who is Great Basin Seed?

Great Basin Seed is a seed company that specializes in seed sales and consultation for home, ranch, farm, range and reclamation. We have been a leader in the seed industry since 1974.

Our History

We've been in the seed business since 1974.

What We Offer

We offer seed for home, farm, ranch, range and reclamation projects.

Meet the Gang

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Right: Company founder Lloyd and his wife Paula Stevens in a wildflower seed production field circa 1977

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