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Hyvido Belfry

BELFRY is the resilient all-rounder that is easy to manage: it has a robust disease profile as well as strong straw which offers brackling and lodging resistance. 

Variety summary

End-use group: Livestock feed

Market options: Six-row feed, hybrid

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions, particularly in the West

Sowing rate: 200 seeds per m2

Breeding insights

"The hybrid barley variety with high yields that is easy to manage. The very strong disease resistance scores and the shorter straw make this the hybrid barley variety of choice for those situations where spray timings may be compromised."
- James Taylor-Alford

James Taylor-Alford

Variety overview

We've compared Belfry and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2019 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.  Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.



 Untreated Yield*Treated Yield*Eastern Yield*Western Yield*Northern Yield*
KWS Orwell80102102102101

* % treated control

Grain quality


Specific Weight



(% through 2.25mm)


(% through 2.5mm) 

KWS Orwell67.92.06.3

Disease profile




Yellow rust


Brown rust




Net blotch


KWS Orwell3[7]765

[ ] = limited data

Agronomic features


Resistance to lodging


Straw height without PGR


Straw height with PGR



(days +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)

KWS Orwell886840


Source: AHDB Recommended List 2020/21