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.
- 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
Substantial yields of high quality grazable or self-harvestable beets.
All types whether grazed insitu or self-harvested and fed.
Sowing rate for grazing / self harvesting
Precision sowing equipment
“It’s met all the objectives. We can reliably grow in excess of 25 tonne/ha crops. Utilisation is as close to 100% as we can get, in all weather conditions, which is key. It’s not affected by snow, which kale was.”