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. Perennial ryegrass performance values are derived from three-year National Forage Variety Trial data.

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Filtered by: Upper South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/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 Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Autumn

    $347 to $449

    24 Seven Edge
    4 4 4 5 3
    Base AR37
    5 4 3 5 4
    Platform AR37
    5 5 2 5 5
    Excess AR37
    5 4 2 5 4
    Trojan NEA2
    5 5 4 5 3
    Alto AR37
    5 4 3 4 3
    One50 AR37
    5 3 2 5 5
    Request AR37
    5 5 2 4 4
    Arrow AR1
    4 5 4 4 3

    $245 to $347

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

    $143 to $245

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

    $40 to $143

    Ohau AR37
    5 3 2 1 1
    Excess AR1
    3 3 1 4 3
    Bronte AR1
    4 3 2 2 1
    Expo AR37
    5 2 2 3 2
    Base AR1
    4 3 2 2 2
    Samson SE
    3 4 1 2 2

    -$62 to $40

    Nui
    2 3 1 1 1
    SF Stellar AR1
    3 3 2 1 1
    Rohan NEA2
    4 1 1 2 3
    AberGreen WE
    1 1 5 3 1

    -$263 to -$85

    Pacific SE
    3 4 1 1 2
    AberMagic WE
    1 1 4 1 2
    Uncertified perennial ryegrass
    4 4 1 1 1

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.