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									                     annual ryegrass




 Pack more
  punch into
your pastures
 PRONTO annual ryegrass,
  for feed when you need it !




                     PRONTO is a rapidly establishing
                     annual ryegrass offering:
                        Strong production from short seasons
                        An elite selection of Queensland
                        material
                        Bulk winter and spring feed
                        High animal palatability and
                        acceptance
                        Fast establishment
                        Excellent tolerance to rust and leaf
                        disease
                        Dense tillers and fine stems
“   We've been using PRONTO for the
last two years instead of Tetila.
                                               Ploidy:
                                               Seasonality:
                                                                            Diploid (more seed per kg generally than tetraploid)
                                                                            Winter-Spring Peak
PRONTO has been sown with a small
                                               Sowing rate:                 20-30kg/ha
seed box followed by harrows at
                                               Grazing management:          Rotational
25kg/ha in late February, we locked
                                               Heading date:                6 days later than Tetila
the paddock up and had one bulk
grazing in mid winter and the paddock          Recommended regions: NSW, Queensland

was then locked up again for silage.           Recommended pasture mixes
Off a 5ha paddock we cut 77 bales,             Bulk winter feed - PRONTO pure sward, over-sowing & mulch sowing
                                               Milking system/extending seasonal activity - PRONTO, TONIC PLANTAIN, GROUSE
each weighing 650kg at 30% dry
                                               CHICORY, PERSIAN CLOVER, NUSIRAL & WILL LADINO WHITE CLOVERS
matter. We found the paddock yielded
extremely well 5000kg/DM/ha.
                                      ”
Kevin Beaumont, Owner 'Boonylee', Dorrigo
                                             Whether you’re looking for an annual ryegrass as bulk winter feed or to extend seasonal
                                             activity. PRONTO annual ryegrass is the ideal choice for high quality quick growing feed
                                             that’s fast to first grazing. For quality hay/silage production. PRONTO can be mixed with
                                             clovers and herbs to extend the seasonal activity of the pasture. Due to PRONTO being
                                             a diploid, the lower sowing rate compared to tetraploid types, makes PRONTO a very
                                             cost-effective short term ryegrass option. PRONTO is suitable for sowing either as a

“   It's quick out of the blocks and
this combined with it's recovery after
                                             pure sward or for over-sowing as a means to renovating old under performing pastures.
                                             PRONTO is a true annual ryegrass, therefore it can be expected to persist in pastures for
grazing is excellent. We've been             up to one year.
particularly impressed after we cut          PRONTO will exhibit fast establishment, stronger cool season growth and higher palatability
                                             compared with more perennial options.
silage in mid October. It returned to
leaf and was ready to graze two
weeks after cutting, if it had been
                                             Annual and short rotation ryegrass production, NFVT Total Mutdapilly, 2003.
Tetila it would be seed head.
                                    ”
Brent Watson, Manager, 'Boonylee,' Dorrigo               Cultivar            Winter      Spring   Summer Total Kg DM
                                                                                                                         Relative DM
                                                                                                                         Production
                                                                                                          Production (Trial Mean = 100)

                                              Annual Ryegrasses
                                              PRONTO*                          107        87           10     10,913               95
                                              New Tetila                        85        66           14      8,512               74
                                              Short Rotation Ryegrasses##
                                              Grasslands Warrior               106        124          215    13,309              116
                                              Grasslands Status Plus           107        122           93    13,303              114
                                              Crusader                         100        118          200    12,596              110
                                              Concord                          103        102          86     11,668              102
                                              Sonik                            89         79           88     9,663               85
                                              TRIAL MEAN                      5,755      5,475         207    11,437              100

                                             Winter growth advantage!            * In this trial PRONTO produced 28% more than New Tetila
                                                                                 ##
                                                                                    Short rotation ryegrasses are longer growing types that
                                                                                    produce later in the latter part of spring/early summer.
NSW Department of Primary Industries - Forage Ryegrass Trials 1999-2005                                               Winter growth advantage!
Dry Matter Yields relative to Maverick Gold

                                                                   Relative Dry Matter Yield (Maverick Gold =100)
               Cultivar                    No. of Trials             Winter                Spring                  Total              Rust Rating
  Annuals
  PRONTO                                          10                  105                       100                 102
  Tetila                                          44                  100                        91                  95             Moderate-heavy
  T-Rex                                           15                  104                        89                  97                  Light
  Winter Star                                     27                  106                        93                  99              Very light-light
  Missile                                         15                  102                        84                  92             Moderate-heavy
  Passeral Plus                                   20                  103                       102                 103                  Light
  Italians
  Concord                                         45                  103                        98                  100             Light-moderate
  Crusader                                        47                  105                       101                  103                  Light
  Caversham                                       25                  105                        99                  101              Very light-light
  Diplex                                           7                  106                       96                   101
  Feast II                                        24                  99                        102                  101                  Light
  Flanker                                         41                  100                       104                  102             Light-moderate
  Florina                                          8                  99                        93                   96
  Hulk                                            13                  104                       97                   101
  Mariner                                         16                  102                       100                  101                   Light
  Maverick Gold                                   47                  100                       100                  100                   Light
  Sonic                                            6                  101                       98                   100
  Status                                          23                  99                        99                   99              Light-moderate
  Tabu                                            20                  106                       104                  105                Moderate
  Warrior                                         23                  99                        103                  101              Very light-light
Sites: Taree, Gloucester, Singleton, Maitland, Nowra, Berry, Bega, Tamworth, Wollongbar, Kempsey, Wingham, Aberdeen, Windsor, Casino, Richmond, Denman, Tumut.


Gross Margin Analysis
PRONTO Annual Ryegrass compared to Coolibah Oats
                                                                                                             Trial Results
                                                                                                             Provided by NSW DPI, Scone, 2006.
                                                              Coolibah               PRONTO                  • Replicated dry matter trial over 180 days
                                                               Oats                  Ryegrass
                                                                                                             • Coolibah oats yielded 5,437kg DM/ha
 Income                                                          $/ha                    $/ha
                                                                                                             • Pronto ryegrass yielded 12,345kg DM/ha
 Beef                                                           $576                   $1,152
 Variable Costs                                                                                              Assumptions
 Preparation Including Glyphosate, Cultivation, Sowing            $24                     $24                • Utilisation rate 70%
 Cost of seed                                                                                                • Steers consume15kg DM/head/day,
 100kg/ha x $.80/kg                                               $80                                          averaging 1kg live weight gain per day
 20kg/ha x $3.60/kg                                                                      $80                 • Beef returns based on $2.00 per kg
 Fertiliser DAP, Urea                                            $147                    $147
 Weed Control Grass & Broadleaf control                          $12                     $12
 Water 1ML per 1500kg DM per ha @ $55 per ML                     $199                    $453
 Total Variable Costs $/ha                                      $462                    $716
                                                                                                                     annual ryegrass
  Gross Margin Income - Variable Costs                          $114                    $436
   annual ryegrass




                                       PGG Seeds cultivars are available from all quality seed suppliers, and are proudly distributed by:

                                       Auswest Seeds, Forbes 02 6852 1500, Brisbane 07 3272 9577, Armidale 02 6772 2343

“  I've been using PRONTO for
two years, PRONTO is an
                                       Stephen Pasture Seeds, Vic, SA 03 5335 8055
                                       Smyth Seeds, Vic, Sth NSW 03 5762 5288
excellent ryegrass, it's speed of
                                       Roberts Ltd, Tas 03 6393 6060
establishment and recovery after
                                       Irwin Hunter & Co, WA 08 9383 4708
grazing was excellent, in a stop
start season it performed above
our expectations, PRONTO will
be the only annual ryegrass I use                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & ADVICE ...
next year, it leaves Tetila for dead               Visit our new website: www.pggseeds.com.au
in every respect.
                     ”
Glen Martin, 'Beaumar', Dorrigo
                                       PGG Seeds Territory Managers
                                       Dick Evans, Southern VIC, TAS, SA, WA, 0418 579 220, dick.evans@bigpond.com
                                       Sven Koljo, Northern VIC, Southern NSW, 0427 772 488, skoljo@pggseeds.com
                                       Dean Baker, QLD & Central NSW, 0407 263 826, dbaker@pggseeds.com
                                       Charlie Roberts, Northern and North Coast NSW, 0427 496 032, croberts@pggseeds.com




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