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. 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.

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Filtered by: Upper South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/AR1/AR37/Endo5/LE/NEA2/SE/WE/NEA/Edge/Unknown/NEA4, Diploid/Tetraploid, Mid/Late/Very Late

  •   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 Conf
    Conf refers to the ‘Confidence’ based on the number of dry matter yield trials in the regions weighted by the DM trait correlations. For more information, see the FVI Handbook at www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
    Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Autumn
    Base AR37
    10+ 5 4 3 4 4
    4front NEA2
    3.5 5 4 3 5 5
    Trojan NEA2
    10+ 5 5 4 5 4
    Governor AR1
    4.5 5 5 3 5 4
    Halo AR37
    10+ 5 2 2 4 4
    Viscount NEA4
    2.5 4 4 2 3 3
    SF Hustle AR1
    10+ 5 5 4 5 5
    Avatar NEA
    4.5 5 3 2 4 4
    One50 AR37
    10+ 5 3 2 5 5
    Maxsyn NEA4
    2.5 5 5 3 5 5
    Legion AR37
    7.1 5 4 3 5 5
    Prospect AR37
    10+ 5 4 3 5 4
    Base AR1
    3.5 4 3 3 3 3
    Governor AR37
    2.5 4 4 3 5 5
    AberGain AR1
    4.5 3 2 4 4 4
    SF Moxie AR1
    10+ 4 4 3 5 4
    Ultra AR1
    10+ 5 4 3 4 4
    Ohau AR37
    3.6 5 4 2 2 2
    Excess AR37
    5.2 5 4 2 5 5
    Raider NEA2
    5.5 4 4 3 5 4
    Expo AR1
    9.1 4 4 3 4 3
    Matrix SE
    10+ 4 4 3 4 4
    One50 AR1
    10+ 4 3 2 4 4
    Platform AR37
    6.5 4 4 3 4 5
    AberMagic AR1
    5.6 3 2 5 4 4
    Request AR37
    10+ 5 5 2 4 4
    Rely AR37
    5.2 4 3 3 3 4
    AberGreen AR1
    8.1 3 2 4 3 4
    Expo AR37
    3.6 5 3 2 3 3
    Samson AR37
    4.6 4 5 2 2 3
    AberGreen WE
    3.5 1 2 5 3 2
    Nui
    10+ 3 3 2 2 3
    Rohan NEA2
    4.1 4 1 1 3 4
    Excess AR1
    3.5 3 3 2 4 3
    Samson SE
    10+ 4 3 2 2 3
    Uncertified Perennial Ryegrass
    4.6 4 4 1 1 1
    Pacific SE
    5.5 3 3 2 1 2
    AberMagic WE
    6.5 1 1 4 1 2
    Rely AR1
    5.1 4 2 1 3 3

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

Latest NZPBRA Hybrid Ryegrass Summary

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.