Viscount

Tetraploid perennial ryegrass

  • More early spring growth and better total yield than Bealey
  • It is more upright for ease of harvest, allowing good clover content and boosting animal performance
  • Very palatable with high feed value - for those looking for maximum per animal performance
  • Viscount and Trojan can be sown together in wider range of situations
  • NEA endophyte providing superior animal performance with a very low risk of animal health problems

    Viscount has been a standout tetraploid perennial ryegrass in Agriseeds' plant breeding programme, with more early spring growth and better total yield than Bealey. Other key benefits include improved rust resistance and high feed quality.

     

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    Seasonal growth

    Viscount is late heading (+19). The biggest improvement with Viscount is in its early spring growth, coinciding with calving or lambing when feed is most valuable.

     

     

    Feed quality

    Viscount has reduced aftermath heading and improved rust tolerance. It is more upright for ease of harvest, allowing good clover content and boosting animal performance.

     

    Animal performance

    In addition to providing high quality feed, Viscount comes with NEA endophyte, similar to that in Bealey and Shogun. This plays an important role in providing superior animal performance with a very low risk of animal health problems, such as ryegrass staggers. As a matter of caution we currently do not recommend Viscount NEA be used for horses or deer.

     

    Sowing Viscount

    Specifications
    Perennial ryegrass

    Description & heading dates

     

    Throughout NZ, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is the grass of choice for permanent pastures. It establishes rapidly, yields well, tolerates a range of management practices and has a high nutritive value.

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