Aber High Sugar Grass

Bringing you higher levels of digestibility, persistency and nitrogen-use efficiency.

If you are after improved pasture persistence, feed quality and environmental benefits, here’s the solution: Aber high sugar ryegrasses and clovers.

The Aber range of high-quality ryegrasses and clovers has been tested across diverse farming systems and growing conditions, and continues to demonstrate superior pasture quality, persistence and digestibility.

Farmers have observed livestock showing a clear grazing preference for Aber HSG pastures over other ryegrasses and seen increases in dairy milk production and the live-weight gains of sheep and cattle.

Upper Murray Seeds Pty Ltd is the exclusive distributor of Aber seed products in Australia.

Lift animal production with Aber® High Sugar Grass.

D-value is the key

The Difference is Digestibility

A more digestible plant offers more energy and more digestible organic content comprised of protein, lipids (oils) and carbohydrates (sugar and digestible fibre), therefore its digestibility value (D-value) is a key measure of forage quality. A plant with 650gms of digestible organic matter per 1kg of total drymatter is the same as having 65% digestible organic matter or a D-value of 65.

In an independently measured trial the Aber ryegrasses were consistently ahead of modern control varieties with the perennials AberMagic and AberGreen averaging 70.4 and 70.9 in spring-to-autumn harvests in the third year – their extra 5-to-5.5 D-value units equating to 1.4 litres of extra milk per cow per day.


Ploidy Diploid
Sowing Rate 20 – 25 kg/ha
Blend Rate 10 – 15 kg/ha
Maturity Late +19
Endophyte Nil and AR1

  • High D-values under both grazing and silage management
  • Quick establishment with good winter/spring production
  • Very good rust resistance


Ploidy Tetraploid
Sowing Rate 25 – 30 kg/ha
Blend Rate 10 – 15 kg/ha
Maturity Late +24
Endophyte Nil

  • Outstanding annual dry matter production
  • Extremely high digestibility and palatability
  • Densely tillered


Ploidy Festulolium
Sowing Rate 20 – 25 kg/ha
Blend Rate 10 – 15 kg/ha
Maturity Mid-Late +12
Endophyte Nil

  • 90% Italian ryegrass x 10% meadow fescue
  • Better chance of persisting to second season than straight Italian ryegrass
  • Very high D-value
  • Suitable for silage and hay production
  • Excellent quality and production through winter and spring
  • Increased stress resistance and improved water-use efficiency

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