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

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

    $245 to $347

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

    $143 to $245

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

    $40 to $143

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

    -$62 to $40

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

    -$263 to -$85

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