SF Brigadier - Fodder and Sugar Beets

Fodder and Sugar Beets

SF Brigadier

mangel fodder beet

SF Brigadier is a traditional polyploid Mangel type fodder beet with orange roots. SF Brigadier fodder beet sits higher out of the soil (>60%) compared to other forms of fodder beet. This suits in-situ grazing by animals. The roots of SF Brigadier are typically high in energy but low in crude protein.

The tops have a lower energy value but good crude protein levels. Together they form a balanced nutritional feed.

Agronomic Features:

  • New Zealand's #1 fodder beet
  • Proven over thousands of hectares
  • The highest proportion of bulb above ground than any other commercially available variety
  • Lowest bulb DM% available (up to 13%) = true mangel type
  • Exceptional utilisation by any class of stock

Stock Suitability

All types whether grazed in-situ or lifted and fed.

Sowing Rate for Grazing

Precision sowing equipment - 80,000 - 100,000 seeds per hectare (typically 90,000 seeds per ha)

Feed available

Substantial yields of high quality grazable or harvestable beets.