Drymatter yield is important, but does it transform into milk? Kigezi 1 yields 5% more milk energy than the average of generally recommended varieties (trials in UK).
Kigezi 1 is tetraploid, thus increasing palatability. The excellent rust resistance and good standability adds to the ease of conservation and quality of the harvested forage.
With a ground cover of 50% the first harvest year, Kigezi 1 is above all other recommended varieties in UK.
Explanations to the charts
In the charts below Kigezi 1 is compared to the average of all of the fully recommended varieties from the UK Herbage Varieties Guide 2012-13. The ME yield is for the first harvest year and 100 = 122000 MJ/ha.