Grown as a main root crop, fodder beet requires similar husbandry to sugar beet. It can produce substantial yields of a high quality fodder and is an excellent supplement to grass silage. It is often grown as a fodder reserve to extend grazing in the autumn. Roots are very palatable to stock and have superb feeding value which can help in reducing concentrate usage.

Characteristics

  • Digestibility Value 78D
  • Crude Protein 12-13%
  • Metabolisable Energy 12.5-13.5MJ/kg DM
  • Sow April - May
  • Seeding Rate Acre Pack
  • Preferred Variety MAGNUM (White Root Variety)