OUR TOP PREMIUM SELECTIONS

Matrix Enhanced Ryegrass

We're Australia's #1 seller of Matrix

Matrix is a thoroughly proven, high performing and uniquely different Enhanced ® perennial ryegrass variety of meadow fescue and perennial ryegrass parentage, having high ME and digestibility and with very high year-round yields, strong winter / early spring activity, and very late heading (+23 days) for improved quality in late spring.

Base AR37

Australian bred under tough conditions.

Base is a late maturing tetraploid perennial ryegrass available with AR37 endophyte. Base AR37 was selected from high yielding, densely tillered plants that survived two years of severe drought and hard sheep grazing, so we know that it has good persistence traits. Base AR37 is also has leading production, offering superb year round growth. Base AR37 is available in our Vatbuster blend if requiring legumes in your pasture as-well.

Reward Endo5

The versatile perennial allrounder

Reward is a newer generation tetraploid perennial ryegrass with Endo5 endophyte bred for the Australian farmer.

Reward is ideally suited to a broad range of farming systems including sheep, beef and dairy, making it a great all-round option. It is late maturing which means high quality feed for longer, especially at times when feed is needed most.

LATE HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

4front NEA2

Standout new variety to replace Bealey and Viscount

Breeding and thorough trialling of potential new varieties over the past 15years has now culminated with 4front NEA2 and will raise the bar for productivity in grazing systems targeting the highest possible performance.

Platform AR37

A resilient diploid perennial

A fine leaved, mid-late heading (+12) ryegrass with low aftermath heading enabling excellent pasture utilisation and quality late into the season.

Maxsyn NEA4

High performing diploid

The combination of Maxsyn and NEA4 endophyte results in a superior cultivar, maximising forage production and seasonal growth, combined with a densely tillered and persistent variety.

One50

Excellent year round growth

One50 is a late-heading perennial ryegrass providing outstanding drymatter production

MID HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (-5 to +7 days)

Reason AR37

Bred for increased palatability

New, high performance diploid with industry leading autumn growth and a + 3 heading date. This mid flowering perennial returns to a vegetative state after flowering, providing farmers with extended late season quality - a trait not typically seen in a mid flowering perennial ryegrass.

Rely AR1

Robust performer
Rely AR1 is a versatile diploid perennial ryegrass with fine leaves and dense tillers bred to cater for a wide range of environments. Rely AR1 features the equine safe endophyte, an excellent option for no staggers in equine and goat classes of livestock

Somerset SE

Reliable, persistent performer
Mid-heading diploid with impressive seeding vigour to provide rapid establishment. Somerset is +3 days heading compared to Nui, so can work well in lower rainfall areas.

Nui

General purpose ryegrass
Nui is an older cultivar however it has passed the test of time used as a general purpose ryegrass. Nui is now used as a comparison ryegrass in trials to gain a better understanding of growth peaks of other varieties.

EARLY HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (-6 days)

Good rust resistance and proven high winter production
Ready to graze in 55-85 days and with standard endophyte it provides protection against a range of pasture pests

Victorian Ryegrass

Not as productive or rust resistant as newer varieties but can be used in areas where high production is not an issue, or as part of a mix to help with persistence.

Kangaroo Valley

Good winter and early spring production.  Suited to marginal perennial ryegrass areas of 550+mm rainfall. Summer dormant to enhance long-term persistence

PERENNIAL RYEGRASS OVERVIEW

Perennial ryegrass/long rotation ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is an ideal choice for long term pastures – delivering all year round pasture for all grazing systems with rapid establishment, high yields and high nutrient value.

Perennial ryegrass, the mainstay of pasture-based dairy farming in southern Australia, is relatively easy and quick to establish and tolerates a range of management practices – which gives it flexibility in most pasture systems.

As a foundation to permanent pasture mixes, perennial ryegrass combines well with a range of legumes, including clover. It is recommended that clovers are added when sowing a new pasture of perennial ryegrass as this will aid in available nitrogen which will feed the ryegrass throughout the growing season. Clovers also offer higher levels or protein and energy than most perennial ryegrasses and when in a mix, increase the quality of feed being offered to animals.

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  • Ideal for grazing - thrives under good management
  • Perennial - grows all year around if sufficient soil moisture
  • High nutritional value
  • Minimal disease threat
  • Minimal pest threat
  • Can be conserved for silage

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