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Shabras winter wheat

SHABRAS is a hard group 4 feed wheat with very high yields, excellent Yellow Rust resistance and good performance as a second wheat.

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Variety summary

End-use group: Hard Group 4

Market options: Livestock feed

Soil preference: Highest performance on medium and light soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Parentage: Cassius x Hereford

Breeding insights

"A very high yielding variety with full UK recommendation. What’s not to like? SHABRAS has outstanding second wheat yields plus strong performances on heavy and light soils. Its very early maturity coupled with its robust Hagberg Falling Number means it is a safe bet for harvest."
- Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

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Variety overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2018/19 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.

Agronomic features


Resistance to lodging without PGR


Resistance to lodging with PGR


Straw height without PGR



(days +/- JB Diego, -ve = earlier)

 SHABRAS 77850
KWS Kerrin7783+1
RGT Gravity7786+1



 Untreated Yield*Treated Yield*Eastern Yield*Western Yield*Northern Yield*
 SHABRAS 83104104104105
KWS Kerrin83105105104107
RGT Gravity83106106106[108]

* % treated control (UK = 11.0 t/ha, East = 10.9 t/ha, West = 11.3 t/ha, North = 10.7 t/ha)


Grain quality

 Endosperm texture

Protein content (%)

Hagberg Falling Numer

Specific Weight


 SHABRAS Hard10.920276.4
KWS KerrinHard10.6139


RGT GravityHard11.219576.8


Disease profile




Yellow rust


Brown rust


Septoria tritici




KWS Kerrin7775.35
RGT Gravity4865.2[4]

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Wheat Crop with PGR


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