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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.

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Filtered by: Upper South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/AR1/AR37/Endo5/LE/NEA2/SE/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 cultivars within each star rating category are randomly assigned an order. For more information please refer to the FVI Handbook at www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
    Cultivar Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Autumn

    $351 to $458

    Alto AR37
    5 4 4 4 4
    One50 AR37
    5 3 3 5 5
    Request AR37
    5 5 3 4 4
    Arrow AR1
    3 5 5 4 4
    Base AR37
    4 4 4 5 5
    Excess AR37
    5 3 3 5 5
    Trojan NEA2
    5 5 5 5 4

    $244 to $351

    Ultra AR1
    4 4 3 4 4
    Bealey NEA2
    4 3 3 4 4
    Base AR1
    3 4 4 3 2
    Rely AR37
    3 3 3 3 5
    Matrix SE
    3 5 2 4 4
    Ansa AR1
    4 4 3 4 3
    Prospect AR37
    5 4 2 5 4

    $137 to $244

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

    $29 to $137

    Samson SE
    2 3 1 2 2
    Ohau AR37
    4 3 2 2 1
    Bronte AR1
    2 3 2 2 1
    Excess AR1
    2 4 1 3 2

    -$78 to $29

    Nui SE
    1 3 1 1 1
    Rohan NEA2
    3 1 1 2 3
    Pacific SE
    1 3 1 1 1
    SF Stellar AR1
    1 3 2 1 1

    -$314 to -$183

    AberGreen WE
    1 1 5 2 1
    AberMagic WE
    1 1 3 1 1
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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