It is recommended that a rotational grazing system be used when feeding Winter Star II tetraploid annual ryegrass, to allow improved regrowth following grazing.
|Cultivar||Establishment (kgDM/ha)||Winter (kgDM/ha)||Early Spring (kgDM/ha)||TOTAL (kgDM/ha)||Cultivar price ($kg)||Seed cost/ha ($/ha)||Profit ($/ha||Profit over Tama ($/ha)|
|Winter Star II||1539||2957||3152||7648||$4.88||$146||$1460||$136|
The above table is a combination of three winter feed trials sown in autumn 2011, 2012 and 2014. Establishment dry matter production includes March-May, Winter includes June, July and early spring includes August and September.
Seed was sown bare at a rate of 30 kg/ha. Dry matter is valued at $0.21/kgDM stranding. Cultivar prices are the North Island retail price for bare Winter Star II and Tama seed. Prices exclude GST.