SF Pinnacle

Reaches new heights in production

SF Pinnacle is a new late flowering tetraploid annual ryegrass with an outstanding profile of desirable characteristics. It has good seeding vigour, excellent winter production, fantastic late season production and forage quality. It has outstanding rust resistance.

Agronomic features:
  • High yielding
    Top ranking forage yields

  • High winter production
    Good early growth for feed when it is needed most

  • Late flowering
    Suited to multiple cuts of excellent quality silage or hay

  • Outstanding rust resistance
    Ideal for long growing seasons and in sub-tropics

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

CULTIVAR PLOIDY WINTER
YIELD
SPRING
YIELD
TOTAL
YIELD
FLOWERING
DAYS FROM
TETILA
ME
MJ/
KG
DM
CP % NDF % EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
NO. OF
TRIALS
% TETILA NSW WA
SF Pinnacle tet. 110 142 122 +10 +18 10.87 26.78 48.05 +$519 +$728 11
Winter Star II tet. 103 124 112 +8 n.d 10.74 23.14 48.47 +$288 +$416 41
Zoom tet. 95 126 107 +14 n.d 10.84 23.57 46.64 +$329 +$510 8
Arnie dip. 108 119 114 +7 +16 10.68 23.10 48.45 +$320 +$447 7
Tetila tet. 100 100 100 0 0 10.40 22.40 49.23 $0 $0 35

*Yields based on up to 41 trials 2006-2015.
*Meat and Milk values developed using Seed Force’s Animal Performance Calculator, based on 65% pasture utilisation for meat at $2.50/kg live weight gain, and 75% utilisation for milk at 40c/litre.

Sowing rate

35-50kg/ha
Oversowing kikuyu

35-50kg/ha
>850mm irrigation 

25-30kg/ha
700-850mm rainfall 

20-25kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall

15kg/ha
Overdrilling perennial pastures

Stock suitability

All livestock types 
Silage & hay

Maturity

Late flowering

Australian release

>2014