SH-48: This variety was developed by PAU, Ludhiana, released in 1987 for cultivation in Himachal Pradesh.
Shaftal-48: This variety was developed from selection in local material collected from north India by CSK HPKV, Palampur. It is recommended for cultivation in cool temperate climate of Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Lahul & Spiti areas of Himachal Pradesh state. It possesses hollow stem and broad dark green trifoliate leaves. The green fodder yield is 55 t/ha.
SH-69: This variety was developed by PAU, Ludhiana, and released in 1995. The variety has been developed from irradiation of local shaftal material. The variety is recommended for cultivation in the irrigated areas of Punjab. Its plants are leafy having long stalk. Leaves are roundish in shape and flowers are light pinkish in colour. The variety is highly resistant to stem rot disease. The green forage yield is 105 t/ha and seed yield of 5.5 q/ha. (CVRCNotification no. 1(E) dated 1st January 1996).