Palatability of Cool-Season Forage Grasses
Specie Variety (maturity^) Palatability*
Orchardgrass TAKENA (l) 4.3
Timothy CLIMAX (l) 4.3
Perennial Ryegrass KEMAL 4.2
Orchardgrass BARIDANA (l) 4.0
Orchardgrass DAWN (m) 4.0
Perennial Ryegrass ANACONDA 4.0
Timothy COLT (l) 3.9
Smooth bromegrass BLIZZARD (l) 3.8
Perennial Ryegrass BARNHEM 3.8
Perennial Ryegrass RESPECT 3.8
Perennial Ryegrass WFL96 3.8
Orchardgrass BENCHMARK (e) 3.7
Timothy DOLINA (l) 3.7
Perennial Ryegrass GRAND DADDY 3.7
Orchardgrass HAYMATE (l) 3.5
Festulolium TANDEM 3.2
Orchardgrass WARRIOR (m) 3.0
Orchardgrass STAMPEDE (m) 2.9
Smooth bromegrass ALPHA (e) 2.3
Tall fescue BARCEL 2.0
Tall fescue EI KY31 (m) 1.9
Festulolium FELINA 1.6
Tall fescue KY 31 (m) 1.4
Tall fescue BRONSON (m) 1.2
Tall fescue TF 33 (l) 1.2
Tall fescue SELECT (m) 1.0
Tall fescue KORA (m) 1.0
Festulolium HYKOR 1.0
Tall fescue SEINE 0.6
*Palatability rating 0=0% grazed, 1=20%, 2=40%, 3=60%, 4=80%, 5=100% grazed. 
Palatability of grasses under grazing is determined by visual estimation of percent defoliation of plots. 
The visual determination is made midway during mob grazing by beef cows of the grass plots for yield determination.
^ maturity: e=early, m=medium, l=late, rating is relative within a specie