Trojan diploid perennial ryegrass with NEA2 endophyte provides superb leafy DM yield, palatability and persistence.
It’s also the best growing perennial through winter, early spring and up to Christmas, the make or break period for most NZ dairy systems.
In the DairyNZ Forage Value Index, Trojan NEA2 has more stars for seasonal performance from winter through summer than any other ryegrass in the South Island lists.
That means more kg MS/cow/day at the peak of the season, with less supplement.
For something extra, try mixing it with Viscount NEA4, our stand-out tetraploid with extra early spring growth.
Together they create ultimate tetraploid/diploid ryegrass pasture – denser and more robust than a straight tetraploid, with much better palatability than a straight diploid.
The result is higher animal intakes and easier pasture management.
On dairy farms, this mix provides a very forgiving pasture during periods of fast daily ryegrass DM growth.
That’s because it remains palatable even at relatively high covers (3500-3600 kg DM/ha), unlike diploids, which become chewy and hard to digest over 3200 kg DM/ha.
We see more of these pastures every year, and they’re doing very well.