Around the world – the #RYEVOLUTION 2.0 begins!

Our farmers around the world grow KWS' hybrid rye – and show what great successes are possible with this robust crop. It meets today's and tomorrow's requirements for a modern, high-yielding crop and has the best properties for sustainable and healthy nutrition for people and animals. On our around-the-world tour, we visit our farmers and want to know more: What are the advantages, strengths and reasons for growing rye? Let us convince you too, with real, first-hand experiences!

The #RYEVOLUTION 2.0 is taking off – take off with us!

Ryevolution unites Rye, Evolution and Revolution. What do the words stand for?



Rye has excellent yield potential.



Rye shows high yield progress in hybrid breeding.



Rye is the best solution for current and future agricultural challenges.

advantages of rye

Hybrid rye could be
used up to

70 %
in finisher rations

Rye needs lower nitrogen

- 0,5 kg N
per 100 kg
harvested grain compared to wheat

Hybrid rye increased
grain yield up to

10 %
in 10 years (2009-2019)

Rye has lower water

25 %
less than wheat

Rye has the lowest

footprint among cereals

Hybrid rye saves

80 kg
C02 per ton of grain

Around the World: with farmer Sönke Jäger, Germany

Sönke Jäger is already the seventh generation to run his family farm in Korbach in Hessen, Germany. In this video you can find out why the farmer, who specializes in arable farming and pig farming, has been growing KWS TREBIANO hybrid rye for two years, what positive effects it has on sustainable crop rotation, and why he highly recommends growing rye.

Rye has many advantages for me – it is robust,
very high-yielding on our sites, and involves little effort in cultivation.
Sönke Jäger, Farmer

    “Rye in the feed makes my pigs calmer.”

    Sönke Jäger, Korbach

Around the World: with farmer Claus Drejer, Denmark

Claus Drejer is an advanced hybrid rye grower. For over 15 years he grows KWS hybrid rye with PollenPlus technologie. In the following video you can find out what positive effects he derives for his farm generally and especially for his pigs.

  • Feeding rye for over 15 years

    “The greatest benefit for me is the healthy stomach of my pigs and this since we started feeding rye.”

    Claus Drejer, Denmark

Hybrid rye – an added-value feed component

Beneficial for the immune system

New findings on feed value means rye is also interesting for pig fodder. Rye contains a lot of fiber and fructans, which are converted in the pig's colon into organic acids such as butyrate. These acids have a positive effect on intestinal health and intestinal flora. This is good for the immune system, because its function is determined by the microbial composition of the intestinal flora. Butyrate also contributes to salmonella reduction and lowers the boar taint caused by skatole. An extensive field trial confirmed these results.

Rye promotes animal welfare

Rye promotes animal welfare, because the high fiber content mans pigs feel satiated for a longer time. The blood sugar level remains stable, well-fed pigs are more satisfied and more relaxed – and what´s more, farmers note consistently high performance. In addition, fiber is good for the gastric mucosa, which help to prevent stomach ulcers.

Not afraid of ergot

Farmers used to be afraid to use rye for feeding, because of the ergot toxin, so rye was used only in small amounts. However, the latest breeds of KWS with the PollenPlus® breeding system are only slightly susceptible to ergot. They produce more pollen pollinating the stigma, so the risk of fungi settlement is reduced.