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.
Good seedling vigour
Improved establishment. Greater first year yields
Improved persistence for better stand longevity
Highly autumn / winter active
More feed when it is needed most
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|
* Based on trial sown at Gundagai 2008–2010
* Yields relative to Australian = 100
Sole grass with clovers & herbs
All livestock types
Silage & hay
early – mid maturity