Cocksfoot is a perennial grass that is largely suited to free draining soils. Cocksfoot should be kept well grazed to maximize animal production and represents excellent value for money due to the large amount of seeds per kg and low sowing rates. Cocksfoot breeders have worked hard to increase palatability and some excellent productivity gains have been made. Cocksfoot is a truly persistent grass which is very underrated in a perennial system especially when summer rainfall events occur.

Recent breeding has lead to new summer dormant varieties that have shown very good persistence in lower rainfall conditions.