Stubble turnip is an excellent catch crop which can produce palatable, high quality forage. It can be sown in spring or summer and ensures forage availability in less than 3 months. It provides autumn and winter feed for buffer-feeding cows or for finishing lambs. Stubble turnips provide a tool to lower winter feed costs.
Barkant is a Barenbrug-bred variety, which is a very vigorous diploid turnip variety with a purple tankard root type. The variety has a very good leaf and root yield with high sugar and dry-matter content. Ideally suited for grazing with sheep and cattle, it is common to obtain 9-14 tons of dry-matter per hectare of this high-energy feed. Barkant is able to provide multiple harvests with the correct grazing management.