The Berseem is one of the most important forage legumes in Pakistan and India. It was first introduced in Sindh in 1904. It was cultivated in the Peshawar region in 1924, from where it moved to irrigated tracts of Punjab. Now it is a major winter fodder crop and is successfully grown under irrigated conditions, and to some extent in the entire country.

Fodder Research Institute, Sargodha


Fodder Yield (t/ha)

Salient Characters

SB-11 120 High crown branching, luxuriant growth with high fodder yielding variety and has wider adaptability.
Samarqand 120 Heat resilient, long duration (remained green upto end June),  root rot resistant and have high fodder yield.
Layallpur Late 120
  • Heat resilient line
  • Long duration
  • Remained green during month of June.  
  • One additional cut than Anmol Berseem
  • Stem and leaves are more succulent than existing   varieties.  
  • High palatability and digestibility.
  • Fast establishment