SF Momentum

Immense and dense

SF Momentum is a diploid hybrid ryegrass developed from 3 components and selected for its excellent persistence under grazing.

It has quick establishment for a hybrid but produces a fine dense sward with rapid recovery after grazing.

SF Momentum has low aftermath heading for improved late season quality. It has excellent disease resistance to rust and verticilium wilt, making it an ideal grass for summer irrigation in cool climate areas.

Agronomic features:
  • Diploid hybrid ryegrass
    Grows longer into the season than Italians

  • Excellent feed quality
    Ideal for spring flush and fodder conservation

  • Good disease resistance
    Increased palatability by stock

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

CULTIVAR PLOIDY MEAN FLOWERING
DAYS FROM
TETILA
ME
MJ/KG
DM
CP % NDF
%
EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
NO. OF
TRIALS
WINTER
YIELD
SPRING
YIELD
SUMMER
YIELD
TOTAL
YIELD
NSW WA
SF Momentum dip. 96 104 107 101 +14 11.39 22.82 43.70 +$238 +422 24
Asset AR37 dip. 105 104 109 104 11.32 24.67 45.34 +$167 +$294 5
Maverick GII dip. 94 103 106 100 +14 11.14 22.05 44.95 +$45 +$103 26
Crusader dip. 100 100 100 100 +12 +18 11.10 22.29 46.08 $0 $0 40
Concord 2 dip. 104 103 102 103 10.91 20.11 46.91 -$63 -$121 4
Knight dip. 106 102 92 104 10.83 20.94 47.64 -$108 -$211 5
Lush AR37 tet. 103 98 144 97 3

*Yields based on up to 40 trials 2006-2017.
*Meat and Milk values developed using Seed Force’s Animal Performance Calculator, based on 65% pasture utilisation for meat at $2.50/kg liveweight gain, and 75% utilisation for milk at 46c/litre.

Sowing rate

30-40kg/ha
Oversowing kikuyu

30-40kg/ha
>850mm irrigation

20-25kg/ha
700-850mm rainfall

20kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall

15kg/ha
Overdrilling perennial pastures

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

late maturity

Australian release

>2008