SF Brigadier™

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.

The highest proportion of bulb above ground, together with the lowest DM%, helps ensure SF Brigadier™ is the most suitable for young stock. Its ability to carry good levels of quality leaf into the cooler months helps benefit these systems.

Agronomic features:
  • Excellent versatility, suiting a range of systems
  • The highest proprtion 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

Feed available

Substantial yields of high quality grazable or self-harvestable beets.

Stock suitability

All types whether grazed insitu or self-harvested and fed.

Sowing rate for grazing / self harvesting

Precision sowing equipment
90,000-100,000

“Fodder beet would have to be the single biggest thing that’s changed the way we have farmed since I have been farming,”