SF Speedyl

High performance annual ryegrass

SF Speedyl has been selected after its outstanding performance in trials against commercial standards and breeders’ trial lines. SF Speedyl establishes rapidly and will provide fast winter feed, but importantly will produce high levels of quality feed later into the season than other annuals. It is later flowering than other commercial cultivars and holds its leaf even during heading. Its feed quality is outstanding from early winter until late in the season.

Agronomic features:
  • High yielding
    More feed for your pasture investment

  • High winter yields
    Provides feed when it is needed most

  • Good rust resistance
    Well suited for late grazing into the warm season

  • Late flowering (12 days later than Tetila types)
    Excellent late season quality. Enables higher quality conserved fodder which will provide more meat and milk per hectare

 

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*
CULTIVAR 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 Speedyl 109 131 118 +12 +18 11.08 26.31 46.27 +$618 +$912 35
Winter Star II 103 124 112 +8 10.74 23.14 48.47 +$288 +$416 41
Zoom 95 126 107 +14 10.84 23.57 46.64 +$329 +$510 8
Tama 104 117 110 +7 10.83 23.82 48.13 +$331 +$478 4
Maximus 102 107 105 0 10.45 22.86 49.70 +$50 +$61 20
Tetila 100 100 100 0 0 10.40 22.40 49.23 $0 $0 35

*Yields based on up to 41 trials in Australia from 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 liveweight, and 75% utilisation for milk at 40c/litre.

Sowing rate

30-50kg/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

Dairy, sheep & beef
Silage & hay

Maturity

Late maturity

Australian release

>2009