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. Short term (winter feed and 12 month) ryegrass FVI are calculated based on cultivar-specific seasonal dry matter (DM) yield data. Whereas the perennial ryegrass FVI are based on cultivar-specific seasonal DM yield data, and functional group average data for the seasonal metabolisable energy (ME) content and persistence traits.
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.
Performance Values (1-5 rating) Seasonal dry matter (DM) FVI (Star Rating)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 EST Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Endo Ploidy Heading Date Marketer Conf 5
$589 to $750
3 3 5 5 5 NEA Tetraploid Very Late Barenbrug Agriseeds 6.7 4
$428 to $589
Feast II WE
4 2 2 2 4 WE Tetraploid Late PGG Wrightson Seeds 10+ 3
$267 to $428
3 2 3 3 3 WE Tetraploid Very Late DLF Seeds 7.1 1
$-56 to $106
1 1 1 1 1 WE Tetraploid Late Common 10+
Forage Value Lists for download:
Click on the region links below to open and download the forage value list.
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.