“Most importantly, Halo AR37 is about five days quicker to graze than some of the other varieties, which is very valuable as I can get an extra grazing in each season.
“This extra grazing time is backed up by data from satellites, which show our Halo AR37 yields 400 kgDM/ha more than other varieties over a year.”
Heading into the next year, Brett has found Halo AR37 quick to recover in autumn each year, observing that the variety is growing again three weeks after the first rain.
Brett has good perspective on the performance of Halo AR37, as well as other ryegrasses, as he provides contract services around the district.
“I plant grasses for other farmers, and persistence is an important characteristic in pasture for locals - even though we get extremely wet winters, it dries out just as quick as it gets wet, because we’re not an irrigation zone,” Brett observes.
“More of those farmers I contract for should be looking at Halo AR37, and some have actually converted to it.”
“As for this property, I’ll keep on growing Halo AR37 unless a variety comes out that’s better, but there’s nothing on the horizon, I really am pleased with it."