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High yields

Bred by ARC - Range and Forage Institute at Cedara, CAVERSHAM provides an excellent Diploid Italian Ryegrass that is perfect for local conditions.

CAVERSHAM is resistant to Leaf and Stem Rust. It has a European pedigree but has the advantage of being bred over 10 years under local condi- tions. In trials at Cedara, CAVERSHAM out-yielded MIDMAR by 2.97 tonnes DM/ha.

Supreme Q

Higher weight gains for beef and sheep

SUPREME Q is one of the new generation high quality Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) varieties bred at Cedara by the ARC-API group and licensed to Capstone Seed for the production and marketing of the variety.

SUPREME Q was released with higher dry mat- ter and TNC (total non structural carbohydrates) content than conventional varieties. The original improved TNC variety bred by the ARC, Enhancer, was tested extensively under dairy conditions and showed an unequivocal improvement in cow milk yield both in the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

There is no reason why SUPREME Q should not deliver higher animal performance as well. 


Reproductive later than others

SUSTAINER has exceptionally high dry matter production and, under correct management, can be a biennial.

Italian ryegrass is one of the fastest growing grasses available to farmers. Italian ryegrass establishes well, has early spring growth, rapid regrowth after cutting and offers good digestibility.

Because Italian ryegrass thrives in all kinds of soils, it is used extensively for pasture purposes and often in mixtures with red clover. SUSTAINER is a diploid Italian variety. 


Vigorous establishment

ICON is an Italian ryegrass with excellent pro- duction over winter and spring. ICON is an ideal ryegrass to sow for large amounts of winter and spring grazing, or silage production.

ICON is a new generation purpose bred variety from the internationally recognized DLF Seeds company. It is a mid-season maturing true Italian type that can be sown as a Biennial option where there is summer irrigation or sufficient soul moisture to sustain production through the summer period.

ICON has a heading date that is around 7 days later than NUI, with very little aftermath heading meaning that there is a limited loss of feed quality in the mid spring period. 



Diploid Italian Ryegrass

JACKPOT is a new diploid Italian ryegrass bred by DLF Seeds in New Zealand. The breeding and testing programme aimed to develop a new fine-leaved cultivar with improved production in all seasons, and the ability to produce for two or more years in favourable climates.



SUPERCHARGE has been a long time in the making, resulting in, an exceptional, high sugar tetraploid italian ryegrass.


SUPERCHARGE exhibits excellent vigour at establishment and produces very high quality, leafy, palatable forage suitable for high producing dairy cows.

High Sugar Content
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NANA is a new tetraploid italian ryegrass variety in South Africa, and was registered in 2019 in Europe.

In official farm-trials NANA showed a very
high dry matter and a high sugar content.

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