Bannister Oat is a high yielding, mid season maturing tall dwarf oat variety. It offers an improved disease resistance compared to older varieties.

  • Highest yielding oat variety in WA agricultural zones

  • Tall mid-season maturing oat similar in height and maturity to Wandering

  • Similar hectoliter weight and grain size to Kojonup, with lower screenings

  • Similar groat percentage to Carrolup

  • Improved stem, leaf rust and septoria resistance


Bilby is a highly promising potential milling oat variety from the SARDI National Oat Breeding Program. It is early / mid season in maturity which will suit most traditional oat growing areas of Australia. It is dwarf in stature with excellent yield potential similar to Bannister and Williams. Bilby has excellent grain quality with high groat percent and high levels of B-glucan which is desirable for marketers.

Bilby can offer growers a high yielding variety with grain quality marketers require. It is approved for milling in Western Australia and is currently undergoing milling evaluation in the Eastern states.


Durack Oats are a potential milling variety with dual purpose hay/grain potential.

Durack Oats (trialled as WA02Q302-9) is a moderately tall variety similar in height to Carrolup and Yallara measuring between 80 and 90cm. It is a short season variety (7 to 10 days earlier in maturity) than Carrolup, Williams or Bannister which makes it suitable to low to medium rainfall areas and late planting in high rainfall zones. Durack Oats has good lodging and shattering resistance and good early
vigour. Grain yield is similar to other tall varieties like Carrolup and Yallara across all states and an improvement compared to tall varieties bred for hay. Overall grain quality is excellent with good hectolitre weight and protein.

• Maturity – Early maturing (min. 1 week earlier than Carrolup, Williams & Bannister)
• Excellent grain quality with low screenings and high groat percentage
• Establishment – Very good early vigour
• Resistant to CCN R
• Widely adaptable – suited to mid to low rainfall areas
• Stands tall – Good lodging resistance
• Competitive yield similar to Carrolup and Yallara
• Bred and selected to give growers in non traditional, lower rainfall regions a suitable option
• Retains excellent grain quality even in a tough finish
• Offer growers in medium to high rainfall zones a good option in case of a late break


Kowari is another highly promising oat variety from the National Oat Breeding Program. 
Kowari sets a new benchmark for ß-glucan combined with low screenings in the Australian Milling oat industry. 
It is dwarf in stature slightly taller than Mitika with excellent grain quality and will suit most traditional oat growing areas of Australia. It was derived from a cross between Mitika and a WA breeder’s line. 


Medium-tall variety for milling grain or hay production

  • Good early vigour and early-mid maturing

  • CCN resistance

  • Hay production for export and domestic


Williams oat is a mid-tall, high yielding oat adapted to Western Australia. It flowers slightly earlier than Carrolup and about a week to 10 days earlier than Kojonup. Williams is moderately resistant to stem rust and resistant to leaf rust in WA. It also has improved septoria resistance compared to Carrolup and Wandering. Williams is a potential milling variety. Hectolitre weight is similar to Kojonup and slightly lower than Carrolup. Screenings are similar to Carrolup and groat percent slightly lower than Carrolup and Mitika. 

  • Early maturing, mid-tall oat

  • Flowers slightly earlier than Carrolup and 7-10 days earlier than Kojonup

  • Highest yielding potential milling oat variety across NVT trials in Australia

  • 23% higher yielding than Carrolup & 13% higher than Wandering (mean % for WA zones)

  • Potential milling variety

  • Improved disease resistance package

  • Good straw strength and standability

Forage and Hay Oats


MARLEIGH is an exciting new grazing oat which has been selected as a superior grazing oat with exceptional early vigour. It is still under evaluation for disease tolerance in northern grazing regions but has shown excellent early vigour and biomass potential in all southern regions.

Seed available now in all retail stores.


Brusher oat is an early-mid season tall oat developed by SARDI and commercialized by AEXCO Pty Ltd in 2003. It is two to four days earlier to head than Wintaroo and this suits it well to low rainfall areas. Although Brusher has inferior hay yield when compared to Wintaroo it is recommended to replace this variety where improved resistance to stem and leaf rust or improved hay quality is desired. Grain yield and grain quality is similar to Wintaroo, Wallaroo and Kangaroo with higher grain protein.

Brusher is moderately susceptible to stem rust, BYDV, septoria, red leather leaf and bacterial blight. It is resistant to leaf rust, resistant but moderately intolerant of cereal cyst nematode and intolerant of stem nematode. When there is a high CCN population in a paddock with favourable seasonal conditions, Brusher will have significantly lower hay yield than tolerant varieties. Brusher is moderately low in grain lignin. compared to Glider, Riel and Vasse.


Forester oat sets the benchmark for late maturity hay oats and is an excellent choice for early sowing due to its early vigour allowing for grazing opportunities. 

  • Excellent foliar disease resistance profile

  • Early vigour

  • Export hay quality

  • Moderate-Tall variety providing bulk hay

  • Three weeks later than Wintaroo and three days later than Targa


Lampton Oats are a popular hay oat suitable for both Spring and Autumn planting in Southern Australian conditions. Lampton is a tall variety with good stem colour and quality which can be used to make high quality hay.

Lampton provides an excellent choice for quality hay productrion with later maturity and cutting times that help minimise weather damage.

Requires minimum rainfall of 350mls


Mulgara oat was released in 2009 and is a tall mid season hay oat similar in heading time and height to Wintaroo. Mulgara is an improvement compared to Wintaroo for resistance to stem rust and bacterial blight. It is also an improvement compared to Wintaroo for lodging, shattering resistance and early vigour. Hay yield is an improved compared to Brusher but slightly lower than Wintaroo. Hay quality is better than Wintaroo. Mulgara has excellent hay colour and resists brown leaf tipping. Grain yield is similar to Wintaroo, but Mulgara has slightly better grain quality with the exception of high hull lignin.


Saia Oats are a tall black seeded grazing oat with a fine stem and smaller seed than most other varieties. It is fast to establish and will provide good quality quick feed for grazing, hay and silage. 

  • Grows in a wide range of soils and has good tolerance to acidic soil

  • Rebounds quickly after grazing

  • Helps control Root Lesion Nematode and Stubby Root Nematodes which can damage potato and vegetable crops.

  • Highly tolerant to aluminium and manganese toxicity

  • Spring or Autumn planting, requires minimum 350ml of rainfall


Swan oat is a tall, medium maturing, older Western Australian hay variety released in 1967 by DAFWA. Swan is not widely accepted by hay exporters as the stem tends to be too thick. It is grown successfully for export, however, in eastern areas. Grain yield is not as high as others although it does have low husk lignin.



Tungoo oat was released in 2012. It is a medium tall mid to late season hay variety similar in heading date to Kangaroo. Tungoo has excellent disease resistance. It combines resistance and moderate tolerance to CCN and SN. It is also resistant to leaf rust and is the only variety with resistance to red leather leaf disease. Tungoo is moderately resistant to BYDV, septoria, and bacterial blight and moderately susceptible to stem rust. Hay yield is similar but hay quality is slightly better than Kangaroo. it has grain quality similar to Kangaroo but grain size is smaller resulting in higher screenings. Tungoo has low hull lignin which improves feed grain quality.


Wintaroo oat was released in 2003. It remains a very popular mid season hay variety continuing to deliver excellent hay yield and quality across the major hay producing regions of Australia.