Unbeetables

Seed Force™ rewrote the rulebook and brought beet back into the New Zealand farming system. Our specialised beet systems are paying dividends for farmers all over New Zealand. We’re pushing the boundaries of traditional use and the full potential of this exciting crop is finally being realised.

Beet can be included in most farming operations and compared to any other typical feed, you can’t beat it for cost, quality, utilisation and flexibility.

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Understanding the types

Mangel beet* Fodder beet Sugar beet
Very low DM% (less than 13% DM) Low-Medium DM% (typically 13-17% DM) Medium-High DM% (typically 17-20% DM) Very high DM% (up to 26%)

*“The basic distinction between mangels and fodder beet is one of dry matter content, in general varieties with less than 13 percent dry matter are called mangels and those over this value fodder beet.” Irish Journal of Agriculture   The specific end use of beet will help determine plant type and therefore variety selection. There are four key categories within the species Beta vulgaris and each type is typically suited to a key end use:

  • Dry matter less than 13%
  • Highest utilisation/highest proportion of bulb above ground
  • Variable plant size
  • Suited to in‐situ grazing, especially for young stock and self‐harvesting
  • Dry matter typically between 13‐17%
  • Variation between types of bulb above ground
  • Variable plant size
  • Suited to in‐situ grazing and self‐harvesting with some suitable for mechanical harvest
  • Dry matter typically between 17‐20%
  • Variation between types of proportion of bulb above ground
  • Variable plant size
  • Suited to in‐situ grazing by older animals and mechanical harvest with some being suitable for self‐harvest
  • Dry matter 20%+
  • Uniform plant size
  • Suited to mechanical harvesting with longest storage potential