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Pasture Profit Index

What is the pasture Profit Index - PPI

Regular reseeding of pasture is practised to grow increased quantities of high quality grass, increasing the feed self-sufficiency and sustainability of Irish farms. The Pasture Profit Index (PPI) is a variety selection tool used to identify the best varieties to sow when reseeding. The PPI expresses the relative differences between varieties for agronomic traits such as Spring, Summer and Autumn herbage yield, Herbage Quality, Silage yield and Grazing Utilisation.

Variety data is collected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Teagasc in plot trials. Within the PPI, variety performance for a trait is expressed as a € value with higher values indicating better performance. The total PPI value of a variety is the sum of its performance in all traits and indicates the additional net profit that can be expected by sowing that variety compared to the average performing sward in Ireland. Variety selection decisions can be based on the total merit - total PPI value of varieties or by selecting high performance in specific traits e.g. high values for herbage quality.


Grass and Clover Varieties Recommended Lists 

2023

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2023 (PDF) 

2022

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2022 (PDF) 

2021

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2021. (PDF)

2020

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2020 (PDF)

2019

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2019. (PDF)

2018

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2018 (PDF) 

2017

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2017 (PDF)

2016

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2016 (PDF)

2015

Grass and Clover Recommended List 2015 (PDF) 


Pasture Profit Index 

Explaining the Pasture Profit Index 2021


Other Resources

Pocket Manual for Reseeding 

 

Industry Meetings

16 September 2016

Meeting of the Grass Seed Industry with Teagasc and DAFM 16th September 2016 (PDF)

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16 July 2015

Meeting of the Grass Seed Industry with Teagasc and DAFM 16th July 2015 (PDF)

Presentations:

13 November 2014

Meeting of the Grass Seed Industry with Teagasc and DAFM 13th November 2014 (PDF)

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13 May 2014

Meeting of the Grass Seed Industry with Teagasc and DAFM 13th May 2014 (PDF)

Presentations:

05 November 2013

Meeting of the Grass Seed Industry with Teagasc and DAFM 5th November 2013 (PDF)

Presentations: