Feast® II tetraploid Italian ryegrass has set the benchmark for quality and production in the Italian ryegrass market for the past decade. It provides exceptional winter and spring growth combined with low aftermath heading. Feast® II offers farmers an excellent return on investment achieved by multiple grazing opportunities during cooler months as well as a high quality hay and silage later in the season.
Feast® II was bred for high quality feed into the summer period coupled with strong growth through winter. This is achieved through its later flowing date and its lower After Math Heading (AMH). AMH is the ability of the plant to revert back into delivering high quality vegetative feed quickly after producing seed heads, rather than continuing to put up seed heads. As a result, the lower the AMH, the better the pasture quality, especially in summer.
Being a tetraploid ryegrass, Feast® II is highly palatable to stock which can lead to improved animal intake and increased production through meat and milk. Many farmers over-sow Feast® II each year into existing pasture to provide extra winter growth of high quality forage. Feast® II can persist for up to 2 years if summer moisture is available or the conditions through the summer months are mild. Alternatively, Feast® II is an ideal specialist crop for hay or silage production.