With a range of soil types across Daryl Sell’s Victorian dairy farm, Savvy cocksfoot from Stephen Pasture Seeds has been playing a critical role in driving productive pastures.
Savvy has been particularly successful on sandy soils on the Barongarook property, south of Colac, where tetraploid ryegrass hasn’t been able to persist as well.
“I have grown Savvy for four years now, and have eight hectares of it spread across four paddocks,” Daryl says.
“I’ve only planted a small area of Savvy because I’m just using it to target the lighter soils, particularly on banks.
“It’s been very productive, particularly if you get summer rains, it'll just keep coming back. We've hardly lost a plant over the last four years, the persistence of Savvy has been very good.”