Cocksfoot - Dactylis glomerate - Kropaar - Knaulgras - Dactyle
Sowing rate
20-25 kg/ha
Till mid summer
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
As cereals
Grassly, Greenly, Lazuly

Cocksfoot, also known as orchard grass, is very suitable for pastures on dry soil types. Field emergency and development are rather slow. When used correctly, cocksfoot is a productive source of cattle feed. It should be grazed at a young stage when the vegetation is still palatable. Cocksfoot tolerates cutting well and can give huge yields.

Joordens has soft leaved varieties in its portfolio which are more palatable than the conventional, hard-leaved, varieties.


This is the first of a new type soft leafed cocksfoot which can replace perennial ryegrass for intensive livestock production. It should be sown at higher sowing rates to produce a fine, dense soft meadow without adverse animal health effects from endophyte and good resistance to pasture pests. It has a good recovery after grazing even after summer drought and is high yielding.


This soft leaf cocksfoot with improved winter activity should be sown at higher sowing rates to produce a fine dense soft meadow with no adverse animal health effects from endophyte. It ensures excellent palatability and quality. More feed will be eaten for conversion to meat or milk. It has a greater performance than standard over warm seasons and will produce more high quality feed when it’s most needed.