Shogun

Tetraploid hybrid ryegrass

Shogun hybrid ryegrass provides a phenomenal 2-4 year pasture that grows like an Italian ryegrass in winter, and like a perennial in summer, with tetraploid palatability too.

Shogun redefines ryegrass categories

 

High yield

In trials Shogun has significantly out-yielded other hybrid cultivars. As well as excellent cool season growth, it has exceptional summer and autumn yield.

 

 

Fast establishment

Shogun’s fast establishment is comparable to that of an Italian ryegrass. This allows paddocks resown with Shogun to be brought back into the grazing rotation more quickly than those renewed with perennial or other hybrid ryegrasses.

 

Black beetle control 

Shogun with NEA endophyte has good control of black beetle, equal to Viscount NEA4.

 

2-5 year option

Under good grazing management Shogun is a 2-3 year option in summer dry areas, 3-5 years in summer moist. Persistence is aided by its NEA endophyte.

 

Great animal health

NEA endophyte is one of the most animal safe endophytes available. However, there is a low risk of NEA endophyte causing a low level of ryegrass staggers in sheep or deer in extreme situations (where animals are forced to graze right into the base of a pasture in very summer dry conditions).

 

Feed quality

Shogun has excellent summer quality, with a very late heading date (+13 days) and little aftermath heading or seeding through the summer.

 

Palatability 
When sheep or cattle like a pasture, they eat more of it, and liveweight gains (LWG) increase. Shogun delivers high animal intakes and growth rates.

 

Sowing Shogun