SF Medallion

The medal winning winter active fescue

SF Medallion is a new summer dormant mediterranean tall fescue. It has been selected to produce similar yields to existing types, but with lower NDF and higher ME for increased animal intake and liveweight gain.

It has shown excellent palatability and persistence in Australian trials. It has no endophyte and poses no animal health risks to grazing livestock, including horses and alpacas.

SF Medallion is two weeks later flowering than current mediterranean varieties.

Agronomic features:
  • High winter production
    Produces feed when it is most needed

  • Excellent feed quality
    This provides higher liveweight gain and milk per ha

  • High summer dormancy
    Provides the plant with outstanding persistence, especially in areas of hot dry summers

  • Nil endophyte status
    Poses no animal health risks to all livestock classes

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

TALL FESCUE YIELD ME/MJ/KG/ DM CP % NDF % EXTRA BEEF VALUE EXTRA LAMB VALUE EXTRA MILK VALUE
SF Medallion 100 11.1 24.3 45.5 +$128 +$107 +$181
Resolute 100 10.9 23.3 45.3 +$66 +$50 +$92
Flecha 102 10.8 22.4 46.7 $0 $0 $0

* Data based on yield and quality data from a three year replicated trial at Gundagai.
* Beef and lamb values based on 65% utilisation at $2.50 and $2.20 respectively and milk at 75% utilisation at 40c/litre
* Prices as at 1.12.2016

Sowing rate

8-12kg/ha
sole grass with clovers

4-6kg/ha
mixes with lucerne 

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

mid season maturity 

Australian release

>2011