Dairy Futures CRC - Forages

Objectives

Deliver forage improvement innovations with projected industry benefits of $800 per hectare to commercial partners in 2022 (additional to the expected industry benefits of $240 per hectare from the Dairy Futures CRC).

3 year plan focus

  • Projects commenced to deliver new hybrid breeding systems where >80% of plants in new perennial ryegrass varieties are high-performance hybrids.
  • Projects commenced to increased pasture persistence (three year extension of productive life) and performance through the improved use of endophyte technology.