SF Finesse-Q

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SF Finesse-Q is a high yielding, densely tillered, soft-leaf fescue with semi-late heading. It is extremely persistent due to its dense nature and has no fescue endophyte. It has an intermediate growth pattern better suited to much of Australia’s climate, and has performed well in trials sown here in 2006. Its tiller density and high leaf quality make it well suited to dairy, beef and sheep. Its lack of endophyte makes it also suited to grazing by horses, goats and alpacas.

Agronomic features:
  • Excellent fine leafed, densely tillered variety
    High quality, soft-leaf fescue for increased intake. Cultivar recommended for use by dairy cows

  • Continental type
    Gives all year round high yields and quality. Best suited to areas of summer rainfall or irrigation

  • Deep rooted pastures species
    Provides improved persistence for longer pasture life

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY AUTUMN WINTER SPRING SUMMER TOTAL YIELD kg DM/ha ME kg
DM/ha
CP
%
NDF
%
EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
SF Finesse-Q 101 99 103 107 102 7503 10.4 16.1 51.8 +$422 +$1,250
Quantam II MaxP 100 100 100 101 100 7356 9.5 13.7 56.8 $0 $0
Hummer MaxP 100 107 96 102 100 7356 nd nd nd nd nd
Advance MaxP 91 95 94 101 95 6988 10.4 15.6 51.6 +$353 +$1,0357
Dovey 83 96 97 75 91 6707 nd nd nd nd nd
Festival 87 89 91 97 91 6694 10.0 15.1 54.6 +$133 +$409
Demeter 87 81 83 91 86 6326 9.9 14.8 54.4 +$77 +$321
Martin 2 77 88 86 84 83 6105 nd nd nd nd nd
Jesup 79 110 79 71 81 5958 nd nd nd nd nd

* Based on yields from up to 7 trials
* Gundagai 2006, Armidale & Whorouly 2010, Eurongilly & Tenterfield 2011, Warrnambool & Gloucester 2012
* Feed quality based on mean of 7 grazings over full year at Tenterfield site.
* Feed quality analysis undertaken by NSW DPI Feed Quality Service.
* Extra meat value based on 65% utilisation of feed grown and meat at $2.50/kg liveweight gain.
* Extra milk value based on 75% utilisation of feed grown and milk at 40c/litre
* Seed prices as at 1.12.2016
* Extra meat value based on 65% utilisation of feed grown and meat at $2.50/kg liveweight gain.
* Extra milk value based on 75% utilisation of feed grown and milk at 40c/litre.
* Seed prices as at 1.12.2016

Sowing rate

20kg/ha
>850mm irrigation

15-20kg/ha
700-800mm rainfall

10-15kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall 

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

mid-late maturity 

Australian release

>2009