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KENTAURUS Silage maize

KENTAURUS Silage maize

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This variety matures very early without the usual yield penalty of other early varieties. The combination of high yield with above average M.E. means KENTAURUS produces more energy per acre than any other early variety. This coupled with the highest starch yield of any variety, bar one late variety, makes it an outstanding maize. In fact NIAB have been so impressed by it they have given it their award for the most outstanding variety of 2010. To obtain the optimum plant population it is recommended to be sown at 43,000 seeds per acre.


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  • Ultra early - Predicted NIAB Group 11
  • Ultra early NIAB Group 12 (less favourable sites)
  • Highest yield performance of all ultra early hybrids at almost 18 t/ha DM Yield
  • FAO 160 (The FAO number system is a standard measure of earliness which takes account of both cob ripeness and stay green. The lower the number the earlier the maturity)
  • Excellent silage quality at 11.4 ME, combined with leading starch yields
  • Extremely high starch content over 37 %
  • Excellent whole plant digestibility over 70 %
  • High cob : stover ratio
  • Compact, stable plant type
  • Strong vigour


Feeding rates are estimates, and other factors, such as animal health and environment, can have a greater impact on how animals perform. There is no guarantee that animals will perform as expected if fed the suggested rates. Rations should be balanced to provide enough energy and protein for animals, and they should include enough forage to keep the rumen healthy. Animals also need access to fresh water at all times.