SF Jeronimo

A broad fit for pasture systems

SF Jeronimo is a new highly winter active prairie grass with a broad fit for pasture systems where rotational grazing is used. It has similar maturity to Matua and has excellent capacity for reseeding into pasture swards. It has much improved autumn/ winter activity to ensure more feed when it is most needed. SF Jeronimo can be sown as the sole grass at high rates for intensive dairy production to provide a boost to autumn winter production. It is especially well suited to the sub tropics.
It can also be used as a component of cocksfoot or tall fescue based perennial pastures to provide re-seeding into the pasture sward, especially around stock camps. It can also be used in mixes with lucerne to provide a balanced pasture with more winter production and no need for expensive winter cleaning.

Agronomic features:
  • Excellent palatability
    Has excellent palatability and quality even when seeding. More feed eaten for conversion to meat or milk

  • Excellent production
    Suited to all pasture systems under rotational grazing. Greater performance than standards over the warm seasons

  • Early maturity
    Enables excellent re-seeding for strong pasture regeneration

  • Increased winter activity
    More feed when it is needed most

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY AUTUMN WINTER SPRING YR 1 YR 2 TOTAL
SF Jeronimo 125 124 135 129 128 128
Gala 111 110 126 117 116 116
Atom 115 109 110 111 112 111
SFR39-008 117 101 96 101 107 104
SFR39-007 113 99 100 102 105 104
Matua 100 100 100 100 100 100
SFR39-003 98 92 91 92 94 93
Exceltas 97 94 86 89 93 92
SFR39-004 100 95 81 91 93 91

* Based on 2011 sown trial Eurongilly NSW

Sowing rate

25-50kg/ha
Sole grass with clovers & herbs 

4-5kg/ha
perennial pasture mixes 

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

early maturity

Australian release

>2013