SF CatapulT

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SF CatapulT is a mid maturity tetraploid annual ryegrass selected for fast establishment and high winter forage yield. It is well suited to wet soils and for winter grazing and closing up for silage or early hay.

SF CatapulT is an ideal replacement for Tetila types.

Agronomic features:
  • Fast establishment
    Excellent for sowing into kikuyu

  • Tetraploid
    Good quality during winter and early spring. Enables more light into sward for companion legumes

  • Mid season flowering
    Well suited to silage or early hay

 

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*
CULTIVAR PLOIDY WINTER
YIELD
SPRING
YIELD
TOTAL
YIELD
FLOWERING
DAYS FROM TETILA
ME
MJ/KG
DM
CP% NDF% EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
NO. OF
TRIALS
% TETILA NSW WA
SF CatapuIT tet. 106 113 110 +6 +7 10.70 22.79 46.91 +$324 +$486 29
Tama tet. 104 117 110 +7 10.83 23.82 48.13 +$331 +$478 4
Maximus tet. 102 107 105 0 10.45 22.86 49.70 +$50 +$60 20
Tetila tet. 100 100 100 0  0 10.40 22.40 49.23 $0 $0 35

*Yields based on up to 41 trials 2006-2015.
*Meat and Milk values developed using Seed Force’s Animal Performance Calculator, based on 65% pasture utilisation for meat at $2.50/kg live weight gain, and 75% utilisation for milk at 40c/litre.

Sowing rate

35-50kg/ha
Oversowing kikuyu

35-50kg/ha
850mm irrigation

25-30kg/ha
700-850mm rainfall

20-25kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall

15kg/ha
Overdrilling perennial pastures 

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

Mid maturity

Australian release

>2008