A late-maturing, diploid perennial ryegrass that moves animal production and persistence up to a new level.
A late flowering variety designed to produce DM later into the season.
Days to flowering relative to Nui (0) = +19 days
Sow at 20-25kg/ha alone or 10-15kg/ha when a component of a pasture blend.
AberMagic is a High Sugar Grass (HSG) bred to contain higher levels of water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC) which provide extra energy to microbes in the animals’ rumen, thus allowing the animal to digest and use more of the protein from forage for increased milk production and live weight gain.
AberMagic HSG is the next generation of diploid perennial ryegrass from IBERS (Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University) breeding program. It has been bred to further improve the energy to protein ratio (see table 1 in brochure). This improvement allows for increased digestibility and higher DM intakes - the key for improving animal performance.
AberMagic HSG offers farmers all the traditional yardsticks such as yield, persistence and disease resistance (see tables in brochure) but more importantly can provide the highest feed quality available from a diploid perennial ryegrass.
Cattle and sheep are poor converters of grass protein into milk and meat. When grazing a standard ryegrass, livestock use only about 20% of protein from the forage for production - and the rest is degraded to rumen ammonia (see table 2 in brochure) and wasted in faeces and urine. This is not only financially costly, but also detrimental to the environment.
The bottom line is that beef and lamb grazing trials conducted by IBERS have shown an increase in live weight gains of up to 20% compared to animals fed a control ryegrass.
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