Many Australian farmers rely on grass for the bulk of their feed throughout the year. Make the best choice of grasses suited to your farm and growing conditions by choosing from PGG Wrightson Seeds' researched and proven varieties.
Annual ryegrasses are a one year proposition which establish rapidly and provide excellent quality autumn, winter and early spring growth. Some annual cultivars are bred to provide quick winter feed, flower early and die and are typically suited to winter rainfall and areas with hot, dry summers.
With improved rust tolerance, Ascend maintains high leaf quality enabling excellent pasture utilisation as well as silage and hay quality during the spring and summer months (upgraded replacement to Winter Star® II)
Astro’s excellent seedling vigour combined with early maturity provides growers the option of early winter to spring grazing along with an early cut of silage enabling timely preparation for sowing of summer forage crops.
A very persistent perennial grass that tolerates moisture stress, moderate soil fertility, set stocking situations as well as sandy and acid soils. Cocksfoot is used to enhance the growth and persistence of permanent pastures in dry summer areas. Moderately slow to establish, it has limited winter growth but does add to the overall feed availability as part of the feed offered. However, it has lower digestibility than most other grasses, so to get the most out of cocksfoot, good grazing management is required. To balance a sheeps diet in summer, consider cocksfoot grown at a low rate with lucerne.
Italian ryegrass is a fast establishing, winter active ryegrass that is more persistent than annual ryegrass with varieties lasting 1-2 years or longer depending on seasonal conditions. Italian ryegrass is most commonly sown for a high quality, short term winter crop that is used to provide multiple grazings in winter and spring.
Fast establishing with very good regrowth into the second season given favourable conditions
It provides exceptional winter and spring growth combined with low aftermath heading, exceptional disease resistance and rapid establishment.
Lush AR37 is quick to establish, has exceptional rust tolerance and provides quality feed into summer, especially under favourable conditions.
A diploid short rotation ryegrass that offers improved growing performance over standard short term ryegrasses.
A fast establishing Italian tetraploid that holds well through summer and autumn. Offers excellent winter and early spring production as well as high quality hay and silage.
Perennial/long rotation ryegrass is an ideal choice for long term pastures. Perennial ryegrass is an excellent all year round pasture for all grazing systems with rapid establishment, high yields and high nutrient value.
Australian bred for Australian conditions, the top performer in Dairy Austrlia's Forage Value Index. Choose Base AR37 for higher quality, longer lasting feed that continues late into the season.
An exceptional year-round producer of dry matter with outstanding quality from a late maturing variety
A fine leaved, mid-late heading (+12) ryegrass with low aftermath heading enabling excellent pasture utilisation and quality late into the season.
Rely delivers better animal performance compared to Victorian ryegrass.
A great all-round option. Reward is very late maturing variety producing high quality feed for longer.
With medium tiller density and tolerance to a wide range of insect pests, Somerset displays very good pasture persistence.
Phalaris is a highly persistent perennial grass that tolerates long periods of dry conditions once established. Phalaris is deep rooted and is ideally suited to heavier soil types throughout southern Australia. Breeding of phalaris has reduced the risk associated with phalaris staggers which is a known issue with older varieties.
Prairie grass is a highly productive perennial grass that has the unique trait of being extremely palatable to the grazing animal at every stage of development – even when in full seed head. Ideally suited to higher fertility soils where there is reliable high annual rainfall and or irrigation available to get the most out of the species. Extremely productive in dry matter produced during the winter months and into early spring.
Tall fescue is a deep-rooted, robust and productive perennial grass. It is more persistent than perennial ryegrass and can tolerate water logging, salinity, Black Beetle attack (with the addition of MaxP® endophyte) and hot dry periods.
Soft, finely leaved continental tall fescue selected for improved animal palatability and rust resistance.
An outstanding continental tall fescue that offers excellent quality feed over the growing season. Ideally suited to farms looking for quality feed through the summer months.
Highly persistent, winter active tall fescue