An early maturing new generation diploid cultivar with excellent drought and cold tolerance. Sierra has a medium-wide leaf and dense crown which is excellent for grazing purposes. Sierra has strong seedling vigor and is highly palatable. Newer cold tolerant varieties such as Sierra can now be planted in colder regions of North America with confidence. It is ideal for producing high quality grass hay, lush pastures for grazing and for creating high quality alfalfa/grass hay.