Hogan establishes rapidly and out produces 30+ year old Tama by 1 t DM/ha. Hogan’s advantage is valued by the DairyNZ Forage Value Index at $380/ha extra profit, i.e. a 10 fold return on the extra $35-$45/ha it costs to sow Hogan over Tama.
Hogan is a tetraploid bred for rapid establishment (21% faster than Tama) to provide fast feed in autumn, a critical advantage particularly following dry summers.
Hogan is in the top ranking for annual ryegrass in the National Forage Variety Trials.
Hogan annual ryegrass can be sown alone, or mixed with oats or annual clovers as a winter crop. The Hogan/annual clovern mix has less winter growth.