SF Lazuly

Good grazing recovery

SF Lazuly is a new type of soft leaf oceanic cocksfoot with improved winter activity over SF Greenly. It should be sown at higher sowing rates to produce a fine, dense soft sward. It has no adverse animal health effects from endophyte and good resistance to pasture pests.

SF Lazuly has performed well in Seed Force replicated trials and in commercial sowings in Australia over the past two years.

Agronomic features:
  • New soft-leaf technology
    Ensures excellent palatability and quality. More feed eaten for conversion to meat or milk

  • Excellent production
    Suited to all pasture seasons with good grazing recovery. Greater performance than standards over the warm seasons

  • Good persistence
    A better option in marginal areas to perennial ryegrass and tall fescue

  • Increased winter activity
    More feed when it is needed most

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 Lazuly 110 108 117 116 114 7647 10.5 16.9 54.7 +$300 +$1,416
SF Greenly 100 99 112 115 108 7245 10.4 15.7 55.1 +$205 +$1,238
Kara 99 102 108 111 106 7103 9.6 15.7 60.1 -$174 -$153
Lustica 95 90 95 109 101 6782 10.4 17.2 55.9 +$122 +$425
Porto 100 100 100 100 100 6708 10.0 15.7 56.4 $0 $0
Vision 87 104 100 110 98 6574 nd nd nd nd nd
Crowne Royale 78 88 101 104 94 6306 10.4 15.4 56.4 +$49 +$363
Uplands 91 90 86 96 90 6037 nd nd nd nd nd
Currie 80 99 87 84 87 5836 nd nd nd nd nd

* Based on yields from up to 7 trials.
* Gundagai 2006, Armidale & Whorouly 2010, Tenterfield 2011, Armidale, 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

Sowing rate

10-12kg/ha

Stock suitability

All livestock types 

Maturity

Intermediate, summer active

Australian release

>2009