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/NEA/NEA2/Unknown/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 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

    $450 to $576

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

    $323 to $450

    Base AR1
    4 3 3 3 3
    Prospect AR37
    5 4 3 5 4
    Ultra AR1
    5 4 3 4 4
    Avatar NEA
    5 3 1 3 3
    Governor AR1
    5 5 3 5 4
    One50 AR37
    5 3 2 5 5
    Ohau AR37
    5 4 2 2 2
    Platform AR37
    4 4 3 5 5

    $197 to $323

    Raider NEA2
    4 4 2 4 4
    Expo AR37
    5 3 2 3 3
    Request AR37
    5 5 2 4 4
    Expo AR1
    4 4 3 4 3
    AberGreen AR1
    3 2 4 4 4
    One50 AR1
    4 3 2 4 4
    Excess AR37
    5 4 2 5 5
    AberMagic AR1
    3 1 5 5 4
    Governor AR37
    4 4 3 5 5
    SF Moxie AR1
    4 4 3 5 4

    $70 to $197

    AberGreen WE
    1 2 5 3 2
    Rely AR37
    4 3 3 3 4
    Rohan NEA2
    4 1 1 3 4
    Samson AR37
    5 5 2 2 3

    $-56 to $70

    Excess AR1
    3 4 2 4 3
    Rely AR1
    4 2 1 3 3
    Nui
    3 4 1 1 2

    $-147 to $-56

    Uncertified Perennial Ryegrass
    4 4 1 1 1
    AberMagic WE
    1 1 3 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.