Attain Ryegrass

Recommended Because It Works

Attain is recommended by ranchers, farmers, and university researchers. Known for early, late, and season-long production. Tolerant of cold weather. Free from disease. It works!

Features

Tetraploid Tastiness

Attain is a tetraploid annual ryegrass. This means it has twice the chromosomes as a diploid, higher sugar content, and big juicy leaves.

Season-Long Growth

Attain yields well all season long, even late into the season. Attain is approximately 10 days later than Gulf.

Disease Resistance

Attain was bred forimproved disease resistance, including crown rust, as shown in Florida trials (see below) where Attain outscored all other varieties.

Uses

Grazing

All forage-loving animals enjoy Attain – big cows, little cows, beef, dairy, sheep, goats, horses, and even chicken. Attain promises to put pounds on anything that eats it. Endophyte-free, Attain is safe for all livestock including equine.

Hay and Silage

Need to harvest for later? No problem. Bale it, roll it, wrap it, or chop it. Then feed it as needed. Super sweet and will make milk and meat.

Wildlife

Draw in the big racks, or grow the herd for next year. Attain is tasty-sweet; ideal for wildlife food plots.

Cover Crop

Grab that excess nitrogen, break up your hard soil, build the carbon bank. High tonnage means lots and lots of biomass. Use Attain as either a single species cover crop or in a mixture with legumes, brassicas and other cover crop species.

Yield Data

Another successful breeding story of Dr. Gordon Prine, of the University of Florida, Attain continues to give consistent high yields year to year. At Ona, Florida no other variety had a higher annual tonnage average than Attain!

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Tons Dry Biomass/Ac)

Ona, FL – 2000–2005

Variety '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 AVE
Attain - - 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.1
Prine 3 3.2 2.5 3 3.7 - 3.1
Jumbo 3.4 3 2.4 2.8 3.4 3.2 3
Brigadier 3.2 2.6 2.5 - 3.5 - 3
Beef Builder III - - 2.4 3 3.6 3.1 3
Striker - - 2.6 2.7 3.5 3.2 3
Thunder - - - 2.7 3.3 3 3
Big Daddy 3.3 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.2 2.9 2.9
Graze-N-Gro 3 2.7 2.4 3.1 - 3.1 2.9
King 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.8 - - 2.8
FL 80 3 2.6 2.3 2.5 3.4 3 2.8
Ed 3.2 2.7 2.1 2.9 - 3.2 2.8
Gulf 3 2.1 2.1 3 3.4 3 2.8
Surrey 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.5 3.4 2.8 2.7
Passerel Plus 2.9 2.5 2.3 2.8 - 2.8 2.7
Surrey II 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.5 - 2.7 2.5
Ribeye - 2.5 2.3 2.5 - - 2.4

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Tons DM lbs/Ac)

Gainesville, FL – 2002–2006

Variety '02-03 '03-04 '04-05 '05-06 4-yr ave
Prine 5,740 8,380 11,180 12,549 9,462
Attain 6,210 8,600 10,950 11,853 9,403
Jackson 5,670 8,400 11,280 11,203 9,138
Passserel Plus 5,610 8,110 11,310 11,426 9,114
Surrey 5,410 8,890 10,960 11,097 9,089
King 4,920 8,610 10,870 11,321 8,930
Beef Builder III 5,870 8,280 10,330 10,493 8,743
Gulf 4,040 9,020 10,910 10,509 8,620
 

University of Georgia

Trial Results (Total DMY)

Four Locations – 2011

Brand-Variety Tifton Plains Griffin Calhoun Statewide
Top Score 10,683 8,974* 17,161* 12,758* 11,796*
Attain 9,964* 8,320 15,771* 11,824* 11,470*
Diamond T 9,126 8,211 14,869 12,399* 11,151*
TetraStar 10,226* 8,505* 14,172 11,636* 11,135*
Passerel Plus 9,735 8,113 14,674 11,331* 10,963
Prine 9,736 8,124 14,384 11,474* 10,929
Maximus 8,955 8,974* 13,526 11,644* 10,775
Verdure 9,888* 8,767* 12,543 11,000 10,550
Grits 9,464 7,231 14,778 10,664 10,534
Fria 9,518 7,177 13,883 11,430* 10,502
Winterhawk 8,309 7,666 14,657 10,598 10,307
Oregro DH-3 9,202 7,743 13,374 10,275 10,148
Flying A 8,604 7,427 14,004 10,257 10,073
Jackson 9,311 7,340 13,143 10,456 10,062
LSD at 10% Level 840 601 1,495 1,439 783
*equal to top score based on LSD
Complete trial results available upon request

University of Georgia

Trial Results

Four Locations – 2005–2006

  Dry Matter Yields
Variety Tifton Plains Griffin Calhoun
Attain 11,339* 10,804* 6,903 10,672*
Maximus 11,212* 10,054* 6,885 10,175*
Big Boss 11,208* 10,707* 6,884 10,742*
Diamond T 11,025* 10,354 7,036* 10,154*
Prine 10,797* 11,004* 7,039* 10,042*
Jumbo 10,620 10,372 7,077* 10,095*
Ed 10,612 10,337 7,004* 10,346*
Common 10,590 9,975 6,583 9,781*
Verdure 10,560 10,276 6,430 10,059*
Jackson 10,402 10,389* 6,655 10,393*
Flying A 10,333 10,032 6,781 10,341*
Tam 90 10,332 10,024 7,636* 9,713
Passerel Plus 10,210 10,777* 7,129* 9,946*
Grazer 9,818 9,400 6,239 8,895
Brigadier 9,767 8,233 6,216 8,447
Shiwasuaoba 8,132 9,069 6,268 8,496
LSD 652 627 692 965
*equal to top score based on LSD

University of Kentucky

Annual Ryegrass Trials (tons DM/Ac)

2010–2011

Variety April 21 Yield Total Yield
Barmultra II 1.99 5.03
GR-AS10 1.76 4.25
Attain 1.95 4.18
Feast II 1.49 4.11
Fox italian 1.66 4.07
Winterhawk 1.91 3.93
TAMTBO 1.88 3.82
Bruiser 1.85 3.76
Jackson 1.91 3.74
Fria 1.85 3.58
Brangus 1.42 3.56
KB Royal 1.31 3.12
Gulf 1.34 2.93
HS-1 1.13 2.72
LSD 0.34 0.49

Louisiana State University

Annual Ryegrass Trials (Dry Matter Yields)

Four Locations – 2007–2008

Variety Franklinton Iberia Rosepine Winnsboro '07-'08 Mean
Big Boss 12,622 10,829 7,502 7,138 9,623
Attain 13,423 10,341 7,254 6,989 9,566
Jackson 14,042 9,950 6,720 7,349 9,549
Rio 14,202 9,950 6,615 7,064 9,496
Royal Flush 13,571 10,422 6,415 6,875 9,405
Ed 12,494 20,555 7,194 6,808 9,363
Diamond T 12,990 10,309 6,914 6,907 9,359
Flying A 12,933 10,128 6,570 7,243 9,289
Prine 13,222 10,362 5,975 6,976 9,228
Maximus 13,023 10,328 5,933 7,082 9,187
Beef Builder III 12,168 10,456 6,391 7,249 9,173
Dyna Gain 12,540 10,433 6,026 7,152 9,145
Verdure 12,426 10,366 6,250 6,836 9,077
TAM 90 12,666 9,907 6,197 7,104 9,041
Jumbo 13,435 9,998 5,535 6,810 9,025
Gulf 12,201 10,286 5,569 7,322 8,956
Shiwasuaoba 11,435 9,008 4,993 7,064 9,280
LSD NS 599 1,154 NS 561

Texas Trial Results (Five Harvests)

Overton, TX – 2005–2006

Variety Total DMY
Prine 7,165*
Jumbo 7,152*
Tam 90 7,124*
Attain 7,025*
Big Boss 7,007*
Ed 6,856*
Verdure 6,831*
Maximus 6,694*
Passerel Plus 6,506
Rio 6,283
Gulf 6,153
Surrey II 6,038
Diamond T 5,863
Jackson 5,654
Dynagain 5,634
Shiwasuaoba 5,240
Brigadier 5,106
Flying A 4,643
LSD 647
*equal to top score based on LSD.

Dry Matter Yields (DM/A)

Alabama – 2014–2015

Variety Fairhope Tallassee Crossville Headland Average
Top Score 10,269* 11,269* 6,905* 6,192* 8,659
Attain 9,353 10,920* 5,984* 5,684 7,985
Big Boss 8,927 9,941* 6,905* 6,141* 7,978
Nelson 10,269* 10,128* 5,534* 5,797 7932
TAMTBO 9,234 10,148* 6,187* 6,048* 7,904
Flying A 8,985 9,181* 5,601* 5,777 7,386
LSD 210 NS NS 391
*Indicates variety is statistically equal to the top yielding entry.

University of Tennessee

Springfield, TN – 2016

Variety Yield (ton DM/acre)
  9-Dec 4-Apr 6-May Total
Attain 1.02 1.63* 1.84* 4.47*
Jackson 0.96 1.70* 1.84* 4.30*
Marshall 1.02 1.28 1.93* 4.28*
PS15 1.04* 1.17 1.74* 4.19*
PS12 1.02 1.17 1.97* 4.16*
Fria 0.99 1.46* 1.70* 4.06*
Jumbo 1.06* 1.14 2.12* 4.05*
Maximus 1.05* 0.99 1.76* 3.98*
Nelson 0.97 1.15 1.75* 3.91
Passerel Plus 0.99 1.08 1.85* 3.91
Winterhawk 0.85 1.21 1.49* 3.8
Lonestar 0.66 0.9 1.74* 3.34
LSD 0.17 0.39 NS 0.54
*yielded statistically the same as the top-yielding variety
Nitrogen application: 45 lb/acre at planting, 60 lb/acre at green-up, 30 lb/acre after first harvest
Planted September 9, 2015

Performance

Late Maturity

Attain provides forage all season long.

University of Florida

Maturity Ratings

Gainesville, FL – 2002–2006

Variety '02-'03 '03-'04 '05-'06 Average Maturity
Attain 18-Apr 18-Apr 18-Apr 18-Apr
Passerel Plus 15-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr 17-Apr
Big Boss - 16-Apr 14-Apr 15-Apr
Beefbuilder III 15-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr
Verdure - 14-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr
Jackson 15-Apr 13-Apr 11-Apr 13-Apr
Big Daddy 11-Apr 12-Apr - 11-Apr
Surrey II 10-Apr 12-Apr - 11-Apr
Tam 90 8-Apr 10-Apr 14-Apr 11-Apr
Gulf 5-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr 8-Apr
Ed 6-Apr 4-Apr 11-Apr 7-Apr
Lone Star 5-Apr 7-Apr - 6-Apr
Ducado 3-Apr 8-Apr - 5-Apr
King 27-Mar 1-Apr 7-Apr 1-Apr
Complete test data is available upon request.

Excellent Regrowth

Attain has outgrown other annual ryegrass varieties. Literally.

University of Florida

Regrowth Ratings

Gainesville, FL – 2003–2004

  Regrowth Ratings
Variety May 2, 2003 May 2, 2004
Attain 8.88 9.38
Beefbuilder III 8 9.38
Big Boss 8.63
Big Daddy 8.75 8.50
Ducado 7.63 5.75
Ed 8.13 7.75
Gulf 8.13 7.25
Jackson 7.25 6.75
King 8.13 6.75
Lone Star 8.38 7.35
Passerel Plus 7 8
Ribeye 7.88
Surrey II 8 7.38
Tam 90 7 7
Verdure 7.25
Forage production growth ratings on regrowth after March 28th 0 = no growth to 10 = best forage growth.
Complete test data is available upon request.

Disease Resistance

We can't say enough about the increased disease resistance we are seeing with Attain. We are proud to offer this variety!

University of Florida

Disease Resistance

Gainesville, FL – 2004–2006

Variety '04-'05 '05-'06 2-yr ave
Attain 2.88 1.63 2.26
Big Boss 3.06 3.25 3.16
Ed 3.56 3.38 3.47
Verdure 3 4.38 3.69
King 3.88 4 3.94
Gulf 3.88 4.5 4.19
Surrey 4.38 4.13 4.26
Beefbuilder III 3.62 5.5 4.56
Passerel Plus 4.38 5.38 4.88
Diamond T 3.94 6.38 5.16
Flying A 4.56 6.38 5.47
Shiwasuaoba 6.5 6.88 6.69
LSD 0.64 1.27  
Disease complex rating: 0 = no disease and 10 = 100% coverage or death. In '04-'05 both gray leaf spot and crown rust occurred. In '05-'06 period the disease was crown rust.
Complete test data is available upon request.

Forage Quality

Rock River Laboratories forage quality test results.
See full test results

Attain has high forage quality. In the spring of 2016, samples from Attain plots in Eastern Pennsylvania were sent to Rock River Laboratories. Results show very good forage quality levels at both cuttings including high TTNDFD levels.

Planting

Attain tetraploid annual ryegrass should be seeded at a rate of 30–35 lbs/ac for new pastures or 10–15 lbs/ac for overseeding. For best results, plant in the fall when adequate moisture is available. Ideal seeding depth: 0-¼ inch.

Seeding Rate – new pastures 30–35 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate – overseeding 10–15 lbs/ac
Planting Dates fall
Planting Zones (map) green
Planting Depth 0–¼"
Optimal pH Range 6.0–7.0
Germination 5–10 days
Planting zones

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