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 South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/AR1/AR37/NEA2/SE, 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

    $462 to $590

    Base AR37
    5 4 3 4 4
    SF Hustle AR1
    5 5 4 5 5
    Trojan NEA2
    5 5 4 5 4
    Halo AR37
    5 3 2 4 4

    $335 to $462

    Raider NEA2
    4 4 3 4 4
    Ultra AR1
    5 4 2 4 4
    Platform AR37
    5 5 3 5 5
    Matrix SE
    4 5 2 4 4
    Ohau AR37
    5 4 2 2 2
    One50 AR37
    5 4 2 5 5
    Base AR1
    4 4 2 3 3
    Prospect AR37
    5 4 2 5 4

    $207 to $335

    Governor AR1
    5 5 3 5 4
    Governor AR37
    4 5 3 5 5
    One50 AR1
    4 3 2 4 4
    Request AR37
    5 5 2 4 4
    Expo AR37
    5 3 2 3 3
    Excess AR37
    5 4 2 5 5
    AberGreen AR1
    3 3 4 5 4
    SF Moxie AR1
    4 4 3 5 4
    Expo AR1
    4 4 2 4 3
    AberMagic AR1
    3 2 5 4 3

    $80 to $207

    Samson AR37
    5 5 2 2 3
    Rohan NEA2
    4 1 1 3 4
    Rely AR37
    4 4 3 3 4
    Bronte AR1
    4 3 2 3 2

    $-48 to $80

    Samson SE
    4 4 1 2 3
    Excess AR1
    3 4 1 4 3

    $-137 to $-48

    Pacific SE
    3 3 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.