Cocksfoot is a very persistent perennial grass that tolerates moisture stress, moderate soil fertility, insect attack and continual set stocking.
Cocksfoot is used to enhance the growth and persistence of permanent pasture in summer dry areas. It also adds variety to the stock diet. It is moderately slow to establish and has lower digestibility than most other grasses. Cocksfoot has limited winter growth but good summer growth.
- Scientifically shown to improve animal performance
- Highly persistent
- Excellent drought tolerance
- Suitable for set stocking and hard rotational grazing by sheep
Grasslands Tekapo cocksfoot is an early flowering cocksfoot with proven animal production benefits. It is less dominating than other fine-leaved cocksfoots, allowing for a higher clover content in the sward.
Sowing and Establishment
Grasslands Tekapo should be sown in early autumn or spring as a companion grass with compatible species at a rate of 1-3kg/ha and at 5-8kg/ha with SUPERSTRIKE® clover. White clovers such as Grasslands Tahora, or Bounty should be sown with Grasslands Tekapo. Grasslands Tekapo is best suited to low to medium fertility soils.
Due to its slower establishment, early grazings of Grasslands Tekapo and ryegrass mixes should be frequent and light, using large mobs to reduce competition from the ryegrass. For best results with Grasslands Tekapo, maintain the pasture in a short and leafy state.