Select the ryegrass best suited to your region and farming system with the Cultivar Selector. This tool uses data from the Forage Value Index (FVI).
Ryegrass is the most widely sown pasture species in New Zealand. Select the ryegrass best suited to your region and farming system with the Cultivar Selector.
Clover is a high quality feed. There are a number of clovers available with white clover and red clover the most commonly used.
Cocksfoot is the most persistent pasture grass, and is tolerant of dry conditions and most insects, but typically lower in feed value than ryegrass.
Tall fescue is an alternative to perennial ryegrass, particularly where summer growth is limited by high soil temperatures, or where perennial ryegrass persistence is an issue.
An endophyte is a naturally occurring fungus that is found in ryegrass and tall fescue pastures. Endophytes are essential for persistence in most New Zealand pasture as it protects the plant from insect attack.