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

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

    $245 to $347

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

    $143 to $245

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

    $40 to $143

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

    -$62 to $40

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

    -$263 to -$85

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