Aurus is an upright, winter active cocksfoot with a parentage that combines Uruguayan and French genetics. This combination provides both good winter growth and overall total yield. For a cocksfoot Aurus displays strong seedling vigour and establishment and with its upright growth habit is well suited to being sown with clover or Lucerne in a mixed pasture sward. Being a continental cocksfoot, it has very good drought tolerance compared to many other perennial grass species (i.e. perennial ryegrass and continental tall fescue) and excellent re-seeding ability. Aurus cocksfoot is a very persistent grass when sown in appropriate rainfall zones with the ability to provide important forage production after tough dry periods and during cooler times of the year.