Research & Development

Pasture Genetics Pty Ltd is a leading pasture research, breeding, screening, evaluation and distribution company established in 1997.

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PASTURE GENETICS – World’s best breeding for Australian conditions.

Pasture Genetics Pty Ltd is a leading pasture research, breeding, screening, evaluation and distribution company established in 1997. Our goal is to breed new material for the Australian environment with a particular focus on providing solutions for specific industry sectors.

The Pasture Genetics team of qualified and highly experienced plant breeders together with a biotech scientist, continues to develop a number of techniques and improved forage cultivars to increase production and profitability for Australian farmers.

Pasture Genetics R & D division operates from the research and development facility at Penfield, on the outskirts of Adelaide, South Australia. It is an irrigated site set on 60 acres of red loam ground in the heart of SA’s agricultural district. The Goldstrike seed treatment facility and the export division of Pasture Genetics is also based at Penfield for better interstate logistics and freight management.

Strong relationships have been formed with breeding houses in the United States and Europe to provide base material for genetic development in a wide range of products.

Plant germplasm from around the World is screened to assess its suitability to Australian environments.

Pasture Genetics also conduct ruminant grazing and feed conversion trials at Penfield with cattle grazing different pastures throughout the year and weight gain recorded at regular intervals. The grazing trials provide information on the value of current and experimental pasture species cultivars, and blends at the various stages of development.