Kestrel

Medium height

Kestrel kale
  • Outstanding leaf-to-stem ratio with very good late winter leafiness
  • Excellent crop utilisation due to highly digestible stem
  • Superior animal production due to enhanced forage quality
  • Bred for low levels of SMCO (S-methyl cysteine sulphoxide)
  • Good regrowth if lightly grazed during late summer
  • First and second crop option
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 150 to 220
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 12,000 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 70%

Grazing Management

  • Number of Grazings 1
Stuart Ross Kestral
“Kestrel kale is a strong plant that holds up in challenging weather conditions. Kestrel is palatable for all stock classes; the steers do well on the stem after the hoggets clean up most of the foliage.”
Stuart ross, martinborough, wairarapa

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