A farmer from the west rang: ‘‘Jack, I need help. All I want is a simple grazing mix for a 10-acre field, with good dry soil that I have sprayed off for reseeding. It’s for grazing only so I’m not worried about silage. I’ve gathered the local information, but I’m still none the wiser. What do I need to do next?’’

I asked what varieties were available and he listed the five options listed here in Tables 1 to 5, with a price for each bag of seed. As you can see, for options 2 and 3, he had no varieties as the person on the phone did not have the information at the time. Without the list of varieties available, you have nothing.