Fodder beet is a demanding crop, but if managed well it can be extremely high yielding. So it’s important to select the correct fodder beet variety to fit your farms requirements.

Our range of Fodder Beet varieties have been bred to be grazed in-situ, or be lifted and fed whole or chopped.


Fortimo Geronimo
Description High yielding monogerm fodder beet with large red tankard shaped bulb Newly released monogerm fodder beet with a large yellow – orange tankard shaped bulb
Sowing season Spring Spring
Sowing rate (seeds/hectare) 80,000 – 100,000 80,000 – 100,000
Maturity (days to grazing) 200+ 200+
Bulb % above ground 14-16 % 15-17 %
Dry matter % +/- 45% +/- 45%
Bolting tolerance Very good* Very good*
Disease tolerance Very good Very good
*Subject to management & climatic conditions

Betimo Lactimo
Description High yielding monogerm fodder beet with large red tankard shaped bulb Newly released monogerm fodder beet with a large yellow – orange tankard shaped bulb
Sowing season Spring Spring
Sowing rate (seeds/hectare) 80,000 – 100,000 80,000 – 100,000
Maturity (days to grazing) 200+ 200+
Bulb % above ground 14-16 % 15-17 %
Dry matter % +/- 45% +/- 45%
Bolting tolerance Very good* Very good*
Disease tolerance Very good Very good
*Subject to management & climatic conditions

Lifting or grazing fodder? What is the difference?