SF Maté

High winter production

SF Maté is a highly winter active phalaris bred in Argentina with excellent autumn to spring forage production and good persistence. It has good seedling vigour and high autumn/ winter forage yields.

SF Maté is about 2 weeks earlier flowering than Holdfast making it better suited to the 450–600mm mixed farming zone. It can also be sown in mixes with Landmaster or Australian for use in 600–700mm higher rainfall zone.

It can be sown as the sole perennial grass with sub-clover, or in a mix with summer active cocksfoot varieties for all year round feed. It is also suited to sowing at 0.5–1kg/ha with lucerne.

Agronomic features:
  • Good seedling vigour
    Improved establishment. Greater first year yields

  • Early flowering
    Improved persistence for better stand longevity

  • Highly autumn / winter active
    More feed when it is needed most

  • Summer dormancy
    Improved persistence. Improved survival with summer active forages

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY AUTUMN YIELD WINTER YIELD SPRING YIELD SUMMER YIELD TOTAL YIELD
Maté 169 126 120 111 129
Holdfast 153 124 120 106 126
Australian 100 100 100 100 100

* Based on trial sown at Gundagai 2008–2010
* Yields relative to Australian = 100

Sowing rate

3-4kg/ha
Sole grass with clovers & herbs

1-2kg/ha
pasture mixtures

Stock suitability

All livestock types 
Silage & hay

Maturity

early – mid maturity 

Australian release

>2013