New grass produces sweet results

New grass produces sweet results

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[10 September, Rural News]

Scientists have found a new high sugar grass, AberGreen AR1, that has up to 5.5% higher digestibility levels than conventional varieties. Seed company Germinal NZ says the new grass offers the potential for dairy cows, beef cattle and lambs to significantly improve milk or meat production, as well as reducing farmer’s environmental footprint.

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