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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.

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Filtered by: Upper South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/AR1/AR37/Endo5/LE/NEA2/SE/WE, 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 cultivars within each star rating category are randomly assigned an order. For more information please refer to the FVI Handbook at www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
    Cultivar Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Autumn

    $351 to $458

    Request AR37
    5 5 3 4 4
    Excess AR37
    5 3 3 5 5
    One50 AR37
    5 3 3 5 5
    Trojan NEA2
    5 5 5 5 4
    Base AR37
    4 4 4 5 5
    Alto AR37
    5 4 4 4 4
    Arrow AR1
    3 5 5 4 4

    $244 to $351

    Matrix SE
    3 5 2 4 4
    Prospect AR37
    5 4 2 5 4
    Rely AR37
    3 3 3 3 5
    Ansa AR1
    4 4 3 4 3
    Base AR1
    3 4 4 3 2
    Ultra AR1
    4 4 3 4 4
    Bealey NEA2
    4 3 3 4 4

    $137 to $244

    Samson AR37
    4 5 2 1 2
    Halo AR37
    4 2 2 4 4
    Expo AR37
    4 2 2 3 2
    Alto AR1
    3 3 3 4 3
    One50 AR1
    3 2 2 4 4
    Expo AR1
    3 4 3 3 3
    AberMagic AR1
    2 1 5 4 3

    $29 to $137

    Excess AR1
    2 4 1 3 2
    Ohau AR37
    4 3 2 2 1
    Samson SE
    2 3 1 2 2
    Bronte AR1
    2 3 2 2 1

    -$78 to $29

    Rohan NEA2
    3 1 1 2 3
    SF Stellar AR1
    1 3 2 1 1
    Pacific SE
    1 3 1 1 1
    Nui SE
    1 3 1 1 1

    -$314 to -$183

    AberMagic WE
    1 1 3 1 1
    AberGreen WE
    1 1 5 2 1
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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