HDR Meadow Fescue Blend

  • Late-maturing; highly-disease-resistant
  • Thrives in hot or cold areas
  • Establishes quickly
  • Great companion for alfalfa, red clover and white clover

HDR (High yielding, Digestible and disease Resistant) is a blend of late maturing meadow fescues that were developed so dairy and beef producers could provide high energy grass for their livestock. HDR varieties were selected for high yields, digestibility, and high energy. This blend thrives in the continental climate of North America that is characterized by very hot summers and very cold winters. HDR contains the most disease resistant meadow fescues varieties on the market.




Highly productive, winter-hardy, perennial bunch grass with long and slender, bright green, and succulent leaves. Softer-leaved and more palatable than tall fescue. More persistent than perennial ryegrass with equal nutrition but stronger summer production under hot, dry conditions.

Best Use:

Long-term pasture mixes or alfalfa companion. Begin grazing at 6-8”and remove animals when the grass is down to 3-4”.


Grows in cool, moist conditions, and tolerates wet soils with occasional flooding. Can reach 30” tall in rich soil.


Yield may be less than tall fescue but animal intake / performance should be higher due to increased palatability.

Planting Date:

March-May, Aug. 1-31

Seeding: 20 lbs/acre alone or 6-12 lbs/acre in a mix.


Include meadow fescue in any mixture for hay or pasture to improve palatability and tonnage.