When identifying lucerne cultivars for true grazing tolerance, ensure you choose cultivars that are evaluated here in Australia under the internationally recognised Standard Test Protocol for grazing tolerant lucerne.
The Stamina range of modern lucernes provide a higher return on investment (especially after 3 years) in comparison to older cultivars such as Aurora.
Stamina® GT6 grazing tolerant lucerne - The first grazing tolerant lucerne for the Australian market
The Stamina range of TRUE grazing tolerant lucerne provides:
A TRUE dual-purpose lucerne
By combining winter activity and grazing tolerance, Torrens GT8 provides flexibility not previously available. The low crown height offers protection to the plant from heavy grazing, high tyre traffic or hoof damage. This means that Torrens GT8 (Stamina range) fits a wide range of farm systems from hay production and crop rotations, to grazing enterprises. It also gives producers more management options and the ability to respond to variable conditions.
Torrens GT8 is the first highly winter active, grazing tolerant lucerne to be released to the Australian market that has been tested under the Internationally recognised Standard Test Protocol for grazing tolerant lucerne.
Isaac Berry, PGG Wrightson Seeds National Product Development Manager says“The new Torrens GT8 is an exciting, highly winter active lucerne for the PGG Wrightson Seeds portfolio. In recent grazing tolerance trials, it was a true standout for persistence and ground cover compared to other winter active lucerne cultivars. After 2 years of consistent periods of set stocking, Torrens GT8 was the only highly winter active lucerne remaining. This gives farmers confidence that while grazing during times of feed shortages, Torrens GT8 can persist.”
Torrens GT8 a Stamina® grazing tolerant lucerne, had higher ground cover in years 2 and 3 compared to all dormancy 7-10 varieties and some dormancy 6 varieties. Torrens GT8 also maintained 40% ground cover after 8 years of hard grazing.
After all cultivars were trialled under the internationally recognised Standard Test Protocol for grazing tolerant lucerne, it was evident that:
For sowing rates, grazing management, information on Superstrike® lucerne seed treatment and more, specific to your farming needs; Contact your local PGG Wrightson Seeds Sales Agronomist, download a copy of our Lucerne Management Guide or find out more below.
Download a copy of our 2021 Lucerne Management Guide for everything you need to know about lucerne.
Download a copy of our 2021 Lucerne Grazing Tolerance Trifold for a snapshot of Stamina®.