Fodder Beet

Potential to produce a large high energy dry matter yield. It needs to be treated like a crop and should be grown on lighter soils with a target pH of 7 with sowing from April through to May. It is essential that it is precision drilled and the soil is suitable fertile. The main benefit of fodder beet compared to other forage options is the ability to control weeds through herbicides. Effective and early weed control is essential to maintain a clean crop and achieve the full yield potential. The crop should be regularly monitored for any pests. Fodder beet can be lifted or grazed in situ with some machines lifting by the roots or alternatively by the leaves. There are a range of different dry matter varieties available, and care should be taken to select the right one with harvesting method and grazing period considered.
One of the highest yielding forage crops
Can be grazed in situ or lifted, stored and then fed whole or chopped
High in energy, palatability and digestibility

Sowing Rates

40,000 seeds/acre

Sowing Period

April to May

Utilisation Period

October to November

Fodder Beet
High (DM%)
Big DM yields but dirtier roots. Ideal for harvesting with sugar beet machinery
Medium (DM%)
Clean roots ideal for leaf lifting harvesting equipment

All Fodder Beet Varieties

Fosyma

New variety to provide a high energy feed for dairy or beef cattle. Easy to utilise sitting 40% out of the ground.
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
116
Relative Fresh Yield %
108
DM Content %
22.1
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Blaze

Very bright red roots with the possibility to produce excellent dry matter yields. Seed supplied with Force 10/Tachigaren treatment.
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
95
Relative Fresh Yield %
105
DM Content %
18.8
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Feldherr

Orange roots which grow out of the ground producing huge fresh yields Seed supplied with Force/Tachigaren treatment.
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
89
Relative Fresh Yield %
116
DM Content %
15.9
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Jamon

High palatability and easily eaten in situ or fed whole or chopped Seed supplied with Force 10/Tachigaren treatment.
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
93
Relative Fresh Yield %
108
DM Content %
18
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Robbos

Clean yellow roots, very consistent performance
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
99
Relative Fresh Yield %
103
DM Content %
19.9
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Lactimo

Good seedling vigour and produces very high fresh yields of medium dry matter
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
100
Relative Fresh Yield %
100
DM Content %
13.9
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Fortimo

Produces excellent yields of medium dry matter
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
100
Relative Fresh Yield %
100
DM Content %
13.9
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Brick

A true fodder beet which exhibits a smooth white skinned finish which reduces dirt tare.
Type
Lift & clamp
Relative DM Yield %
117
Relative Fresh Yield %
103
DM Content %
23.6
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Blizzard

A high dry matter variety ideally suited to dairy or beef cattle.
Type
Lift & clamp
Relative DM Yield %
101
Relative Fresh Yield %
93
DM Content %
22.4
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Geronimo

Medium dry matter variety that has good vigour and disease resistance. Large foliar growth and sits prominently out of the ground so ideal choice for grazing
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
95
Relative Fresh Yield %
89
DM Content %
15.5
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Brigadier

Mangel type fodder beet with a low dry matter. It has a high percentage of the bulb out of the ground and is highly palatable to all livestock.
Type
Lift & clamp / graze in situ
Relative DM Yield %
76
Relative Fresh Yield %
109
DM Content %
14.5
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Crop Suitability

Dairy
Sheep
Graze in Situ
Zero Grazing
Beef
Pig
Ensile
Lift & Store

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