Cultivar Selector Tool

Using the Forage Value Index (FVI), this tool allows you to objectively select the most suitable endophyte and ryegrass cultivar combination for your farm. Select the relevant filters to obtain a list of appropriate cultivars.

Note: Within each star rating category, cultivars are randomly assigned an order, so please choose cultivars within a star rating category based on seasonal performance values. Short term (winter feed and 12 month) ryegrass FVI are calculated based on cultivar-specific seasonal dry matter (DM) yield data. Whereas the perennial ryegrass FVI are based on cultivar-specific seasonal DM yield data, and functional group average data for the seasonal metabolisable energy (ME) content and persistence traits.

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Filtered by: Upper North Island, Winter Feed/AR1/AR37/Endo5/LE/NEA2/SE/WE/NEA/Edge/Unknown, Diploid/Tetraploid, Mid/Late/Very Late

  •   Performance Values (1-5 rating) Seasonal dry matter (DM)
    FVI (Star Rating) FVI STAR RATING ($/ha)
    Please note that in the Cultivar Selector Tool, cultivars within each star rating category are randomly assigned an order, but in the exportable FVI Lists, they are listed alphabetically. For more info please see the FVI Handbook at http://www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
    Cultivar EST Winter Early Spring

    $333 to $428

    Tabu+ WE
    5 5 5

    $238 to $333

    Blade WE
    5 3 3
    Supercruise WE
    5 4 2
    Dash WE
    3 3 5
    Winter Star II WE
    3 3 4
    Asset AR37
    4 4 3
    Lush AR37
    5 4 2
    Sonik WE
    3 3 4
    Shogun NEA
    3 3 5
    Hogan WE
    5 4 3

    $143 to $238

    Vibe WE
    5 3 1
    Feast II WE
    4 3 3
    Zoom WE
    4 3 2
    Jackpot WE
    4 3 3
    Mona WE
    3 3 4

    $49 to $143

    Asset WE
    4 2 2

    $-46 to $49

    Tama WE
    1 2 1
    Progrow WE
    4 1 1
    Moata WE
    1 1 2

Forage Value Lists for download:

Click on the region links below to open and download the forage value list.

Perennial Ryegrass: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island

12 Month: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island

Winter Feed: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island

DairyNZ provides no assurance or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of information in the Forage Value Index or at www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi. DairyNZ has no liability for any reliance on that information.