Swedes and fodder beet
are up to 18% DM and all brassica crops have a digestibility of over 80%, said Mr Morgan.
is not common in the Sudan, and no data is available on its effect on meat production, so there is a real need for scientific research concerning its feeding value under Sudan conditions.
Home farm consists of 356ha in total - 287ha of pasture, 50ha of environmental grazing on wetlands and sand dunes, 9ha of fodder beet
and 10ha of spring barley.
Along with concentrates, fodder beet
is added to complete the diet.
Sow fodder beet
or fodder turnip where the crops are failing, and beyond help.
Mr Wareing advocated the use of more home-grown feeds such as sugar beet, fodder beet
and wholecrop maize which could work out cheaper per tonne of dry matter than wheat at current prices.
Danisco Seed -- a division of Danisco A/S -- breeds and markets seed for sugar and fodder beet
, spring and winter oilseed rape, peas and sunflower.
These crops, such as fodder beet
, kale, swedes and stubble turnips, have the added benefit of reducing overall feed costs.
This included a survey of dairy producers employing out-wintering systems which produced some interesting information: Grass, kale and fodder beet
are the most popular out-wintering forages; Farmers estimated that 96% of heifers either gained or maintained their Body Condition Score during the out-wintering period; Average live-weight gain (LWG) of 0.
This year they're going outside after a few days and ad-lib feeding on 10 acres of fodder beet
stubble, supplemented by 30% protein dynabloc with minerals.
They are produced from normal farm crops such as cereals, oilseeds, sugar beet and fodder beet
Mr Thomas claimed that the Government's true attitude to GM crops would be demonstrated tomorrow, when a committee of EU member states' civil servants will vote on whether to allow unrestricted planting of new varieties of GM oilseed rape developed by AgrEvo, and a GM fodder beet
developed by Monsanto.
Eurwyn is fan of feeding cattle fodder beet
but as this increases milk sat fats, the herd diet has been adjusted accordingly.
Swedes and fodder beet
are grown for grazing in the winter.
Mr Cottle, 56, said he would like to resume growing either GM maize or fodder beet
in around four years time.