Primefest is a unique, newly available variety combing the traits of its two parents – Italian Ryegrass and Meadow Fescue. The Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass seeds parentage means that it is highly winter active with very good annual yields, while the Meadow Fescue enhances its longevity to give farmers a 2-3 year growing option.
Meadow Fescue is a deeper rooting, perennial plant with high feed quality often persisting for 5+ years. When this is combined with Italian Ryegrass it producers a hybrid type variety that provides the growth of an Italian Ryegrass but the persistence of a more perennial plant.
Primefest is ideally suited for farmers looking for a reliable 2-3 year grazing option, either on its own or mixed with clover and herbs (chicory/plantain) for high performing finishing scenarios.