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Lactimo Fodder Beet

Lactimo Fodder Beet is a medium dry matter, mono germ fodder beet with a tankard bulb that sits +/- 45% above the ground. The high yield potential and medium dry matter of Lactimo allows it to be grazed in-situ, or be lifted and fed whole or chopped. It’s good disease and bolting tolerance maintains quality throughout the crop.

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Lactimo Fodder Beet is a very high yielding monogerm fodder beet which has a yellow – orange tankard shaped bulb that sits 45-50% above the ground.

The high yield potential and medium dry matter of Lactimo allows it to be grazed in-situ, or be lifted and fed whole or chopped. It’s good disease and bolting tolerance maintains quality throughout the crop.

Lactimo is a very high yielding fodder beet which is suitable as a winter feed for all livestock types and farming systems, including irrigated and dryland systems. It can be used as a first or second crop, is tolerant of brassica diseases, and makes an ideal break crop as part of a re-grassing programme

Fodder beet is one of the highest yielding winter cropping options available. However, they require good crop husbandry and high inputs to achieve highest yields.

Lactimo Fodder Beet has the following benefits:

  • Medium dry matter variety
  • Very good bolting tolerance
  • Good seedling vigour
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Suitable for sheep, cattle and deer
  • Available in handy 0.5 hectare carry bags
Sowing season: Spring
Sowing rate: 80,000-100,000 seeds per hectare
Maturity:  200+ days from sowing to grazing
Bulb % above ground +/- 45%
Dry matter % 15-17%
Bolting tolerance: Very good
Disease resistance: Very good

 

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