Stubble Turnips are a fast growing catch crop, popular with livestock farmers.

They may be sown after first cut silage for summer grazing or after winter cereals for autumn usage.

When planting a large acreage it is advisable to stagger sowing dates, increasing the seed rate in dry conditions.

If using for dairy cow grazing it is important to take into consideration the distance between the field and the milking parlour.

Strip grazing is advisable if possible to limit wastage.

There are two types of stubble turnip: bulbing (see Barkant and Vollenda) and non bulbing (see Tyfon).

Care should be taken when changing an animal’s diet from grass to high protein brassicas (especially in Summer).

Sowing Date Guide: April – Mid Sept

Sowing Rate Guide – Drilled 2.0kg/acre, Broadcast 2.5kg/acre

 

Growing Guide

Barkant - Winter Hardy

A winter hardy, highly digestible variety with high dry matter.

Produces large tankard shaped roots which are palatable by both sheep and cattle. This is a proven and reliable stubble turnip.

Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.

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Vollenda - Bolting Resistant

A large leafed, highly digestible variety with good early vigour and good disease resistance.

It retains its palatability throughout the season, and is noted for its yield, speed of growth and bolting resistance.

Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.

Pack Size 10kg

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Typhon - Leafy and Fast Growing

A leafy, fast growing cross between Chinese cabbage and stubble turnip.

It exhibits high frost resistance and can be utilised within eight to ten weeks after sowing. There is potential for regrowth.

Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.

Pack Size 10kg

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Samson - Large Bulb

Samson can produce huge, tankard-shaped purple bulbs which are very palatable to both sheep and cattle.

In trials, Samson has shown to be preferentially grazed which can lead to higher intake and liveweight gains.

Pack Size 5kg

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