Excellent grazing for winter
CAPTAIN is a tetraploid Westerwold ryegrass and as a Tetraploid, CAPTAIN has larger seeds than the average ryegrass variety. A tetraploid plant has 4 sets of chromosomes per cell, compared with a normal diploid plant that has two sets. The cells are therefore bigger and have a high- er ration of cell contents (soluble carbohydrates) to cell wall (fiber). This means CAPTAIN has a higher palatability and digestibility. Excellent mid-winter production and rapid growth. Due to large seeds it is also recommended for oversow- ing Kikuyu after first frost. It can still produce good grazing in winter when planted late, due to cold tolerance.
Cool season diploid
PASSEREL PLUS tolerates poorly drained soils, but thrives on well-drained soils with good water holding capacity. It is cold tolerant and rust resistant.
PASSEREL PLUS is mainly used as grazing forage for light rotational grazing starting in late autumn. It is highly productive in late spring and early summer. PASSEREL PLUS can be cut for high quality hay. It is very good for late autumn and spring growth. Under favorable conditions it will germinate in 7 to 10 days.
PASSEREL PLUS has a crude protein value of 15% and total digestible nutrients of 60%
Excellent winter production
JIVET is an annual ryegrass that is very quick to establish, and it has excellent winter and spring performance and improved feed quality in spring.
JIVET has an excellent reputation for its high yields and high feed value of its silage, and is a preferred cultivar to maximize production between maize crops.
As JIVET is a premium grass, it is not as cheap as some old cultivars, but is actually more profitable to grow and has been extensively tested in South Africa. The performance of cattle on JIVET is also excellent.
Annual Tetraploid Ryegrass
BETTA is a fast growing tetraploid annual
ryegrass that offers rapid early growth to out compete weeds and give early feed. As with all tetraploids it has a high level of digestibility and sugars which is ideal for both grazing and also silage production.
BETTA compares very well with other tetraploid annuals and has excellent winter and spring production.
BETTA is a very cost-effective annual ryegrass and has been successfully used by farmers for a number of years.