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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 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

    $351 to $458

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

    $244 to $351

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

    $137 to $244

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

    $29 to $137

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

    -$78 to $29

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

    -$314 to -$183

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

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.