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
Key features: BELFRY is a commercially-proven variety that is high yielding, resilient and easy to manage. BELFRY is a great choice for the West and is especially strong on heavy land. In addition, BELFRY will appeal to growers who are looking for a robust variety that offers management flexibility due to the combination of a robust disease resistance profile – which drives high untreated yields – together with good lodging resistance. BELFRY is a resilient option that benefits from proven grass weed suppression even in the tough conditions found on heavy land.
Key Performance Statistics
We've compared BELFRY and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2022/23 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.
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
Resistance to lodging with PGR
Straw height without PGR
Straw height with PGR
(days +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)
Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/2023
The hybrid barley variety 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.