• High yielding variety with improved winter activity over Tekapo
  • Upright growth habit
  • Strong seedling vigour enabling rapid establishment
  • Excellent re-seeding ability to ensure strong persistence
  • Excellent drought tolerance in an appropriate rainfall zone
  • Sowing Rate 2-8 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 85 To 110
  • Growing Seasons Autumn,Spring,Summer,Winter
  • Grazing Seasons Spring,Summer,Autumn,Winter
  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Long Term
  • Rainfall Minimum 650mm per annum
  • Pasture Life 5 years+

Strong winter growth and overall total yield

Aurus is an upright, summer active cocksfoot with strong winter growth and 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 and excellent reseeding 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.

Where Can it Grow

Sowing & Establishment

Grazing Management


Minimum 650mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

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