MaxQ Outperforms Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue
MaxQ Jesup Tall Fescue is a natural (no chemicals or genetic engineering) friendly endophyte tall fescue grass for pasture use. Here we have provided information that shows MaxQ jesup
tall Fescue is more economical than other tall fescue pasture grass varieties. MaxQ gives an impressive performance in hay production, grazing, and cattle weight returns even after
grazing and drought conditions as shown in the picture below.
Above: A KY dairyman planted this
Jesup MaxQ last fall of 2001. It has been grazed rotationally,
and has survived well through one KY drought as of Fall 2002. Look at how it has persisted!
If you're not planting
MaxQ, you're actually losing money!
A two-year grazing study* shows that MaxQ more than pays for
itself even when compared with established pastures. Here are
results from the study (see illustration above):
With one animal grazed per acre, in 2 years MaxQ returned
$328.10. Subtract the initial cost of MaxQ ($98.00 per acre @
a 20 lb. planting rate) and your total returns are $230.10! --
Compare with other acreage, already planted with KY31, returned only
How much does it cost to plant MaxQ? According to this
test, it costs nothing. In fact, because of the more
dramatic weight gain of steers feeding on MaxQ, you would make an
additional $76.73 profit per acre!
*Two year grazing study (2000 & 2001) conducted at
the University of Georgia. Average selling price for the two
years was 87 cents per lb. If you are interested in seeing
more results from this study, contact Pennington at 800-285-7333.
MaxQ Outperforms Endophyte
In the fall of 1999 two five acre paddocks were planted with fescue.
One was endophyte free and the other was MaxQ. Grazing was
initiated on the 2 paddocks on March 17, 2000 at a stocking rate of
16 head per paddock. (3.2 hd/ac.) This trial was set up
as a put and take grazing system and during some periods there were
less cattle grazing the endophyte free variety than were grazing
MaxQ because of the lower forage production yields.
|Endophyte Free Fescue ||Total pounds gained per acre
||Total pounds gained per acre
|Max Q Advantage
|| ||117.9 lbs/ acre||$96.68 / Acre|
Figures are based on $82/cwt live cattle market in
The trial was terminate on June 23,2000 (99 days)
This trial represents 99 days of grazing, that equals $.98 per day
added value for the Max Q paddock.
How long does it take to pay for $120 seed cost? Only 120
Test was conducted in Mississippi by MSU.
MaxQ Jesup Tall Fescue Gives Greater Forage & Hay Returns
Below is a picture of
a 5 acre field of MaxQ Jesup in New Mexico planted in Fall of
2001.In less than a year, they have already cut 4 tons per acre and
will harvest another ton and graze all winter. Flood irrigated.
Picture shown is August 2002.
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