SF Royal Q-100

High summer forage yields

SF RoyalQ-100 is a new tall fescue cultivar from a breeding program involving Mediterranean and Continental genetics,
showing higher winter production than the continental cultivars and more even production through the year than the Mediterranean cultivars.

It has high forage quality due to low aftermath heading, with digestibility levels in late spring and summer similar to ryegrass, and higher than other tall fescue cultivars. It has excellent rust resistance. It is very high yielding, and in overseas trials has shown up to a 36% increase in consumption compared to other fescues. SF RoyalQ-100 is a replacement option for Quantum and Advance with high yields, high quality and good persistence, but better winter activity.

Agronomic features:
  • High yields all year round
    Better suits livestock feed requirements

  • Better winter production
    More feed when needed compared to other continental types. Variety suited to dairy production

  • High forage quality
    Higher intake by grazing animals

  • Excellent heat tolerance
    Higher summer forage yields Increased persistence

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY AUTUMN WINTER SPRING SUMMER TOTAL YIELD kg DM/ha ME kg
DM/ha
CP
%
NDF
%
EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
SF RoyalQ-100 110 112 119 112 109 8018 9.9 14.2 54.4 +$267 +$677
Quantum II MaxP 100 100 100 101 100 7356 9.5 13.7 56.8 $0 $0
Hummer MaxP 100 107 96 102 100 7356 nd nd nd nd nd
Advance MaxP 91 95 94 101 95 6988 10.4 15.6 51.6 +$353 +$1,037
Festival 87 89 91 97 91 6694 10.0 15.1 54.6 +$133 +$409
Demeter 87 81 83 91 86 6326 9.9 14.8 54.4 +$77 +$321
Martin 2 77 88 86 84 83 6105 nd nd nd nd nd
Jesup 79 110 79 71 81 5958 nd nd nd nd nd

* Based on yields from up to 7 trials
* Gundagai 2006, Armidale & Whorouly 2010, Eurongilly & Tenterfield 2011, Warrnambool &  Gloucester 2012
* Feed quality based on mean of 7 grazings over full year at Tenterfield site.
* Feed quality analysis undertaken by NSW DPI Feed Quality Service.
* Extra meat value based on 65% utilisation of feed grown and meat at $2.50/kg liveweight gain.
* Extra milk value based on 75% utilisation of feed grown and milk at 40c/litre.
* Seed prices as at 1.12.2016
* Extra meat value based on 65% utilisation of feed grown and meat at $2.50/kg liveweight gain.
* Extra milk value based on 75% utilisation of feed grown and milk at 40c/litre.
* Seed prices as at 1.12.2016

Sowing rate

16-20kg/ha

Stock suitability

All livestock
Silage & hay

Maturity

early maturity

Australian release

>2012