Hogan sets the standard for tetraploid annual ryegrass, producing over 1.2 t DM/ha more (worth $480/ha) – and it looks fantastic too!
Hogan establishes rapidly and out grows 30+ year old Tama by over 1.2 t DM/ha. Hogan’s advantage is valued by the DairyNZ Forage Value Index at $480/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 (over 22% faster than Tama) to provide fast feed in autumn, a critical advantage particularly following dry summers.
Hogan is unbeaten in the annual ryegrass National Forage Variety Trial summaries.
Annual Ryegrass: All New Zealand trials (yields by season as a percentage of Mean and LSI)