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Camel Perennial Ryegrass

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Camel – the ability to persist where most ryegrasses fail

  • Bred and grown in Australia
  • Selected from plants collected at St Arnaud, Victoria, where the average rainfall is 450mm, much lower than normally required for other perennial ryegrasses
  • Camel has been tested in various locations throughout Australia. It has done well in yield trials and out-performed many other perennial varieties in persistence trials
  • Mid heading date allows Camel to take advantage of spring rains
  • Highly versatile Camel will provide winter and spring feed and is suitable to sow in a mix with cocksfoot or into existing phalaris stands
  • Endophyte free pastures ensure calmer, staggers free livestock
  • A suitable replacement for Victorian perennial ryegrass without the animal health issues
Camel Tech Sheet Graph showing persistence
Graph 1: Persistence Scores of Perennial Ryegrasses after 3 Years
Camel Tech Sheet Table showing persistence and yield data
Table 1: Average persistence and yield data, MLA, Pasture Trial Network, Stockinbingal, NSW
Camel Perennial Ryegrass in NE Victoria
‘This is the paddock we rejuvenated and planted Camel ryegrass in. Perfectly timed feed for earliest fat cattle to leave the farm. Good for matching the market to maximise profit.’ Jan Whistler Home Station, Oxley Flats, North East Victoria
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QUICK FACTS

Diploid perennial ryegrass


Quality winter and spring feed


Bred for lower rainfall perennial ryegrass systems


Ideal for cattle and sheep grazing


Nil endophyte for calmer stock and reduced staggers


Suited to soils with moderate fertility and water holding capacity


Available with Poncho for areas with high insect pressure


Rainfall 600mm+


Sow in autumn


Sowing rate 15-25kg/ha


Australian bred and grown

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