Growing fodder crops is an increasingly good way of cutting the production costs on farms. At DLF we understand that each farm has its own requirements, so we provide a wide variety of fodder crops. Please click on the links below to find the most suitable fodder crops for you.





Stubble Turnips


Variety Type  
Samson Hugh tankard roots Autumn/Winter
Delilah High yielding Autumn/Winter
Tyfon Leafy growth Summer with regrowth
                                               Stubble Turnips  Crop Information
Sowing Period April-June
Sowing Rate 

5kg/ha (Direct drill)

8kg/ha (Broadcast)

Dry Matter 8-10%
DM Yields 3-4tn /ha
Fresh Weight (FW) Yield 35-40 tn/ha
Energy (ME) 11Mj/kg
Digestibility Value 70 DMD


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

  • Stubble turnips can be grown on a wide range of soils including sandy loams, silts, peat or clay loams, but because the crop is grazed in-situ, free draining dry soils are best. Cattle and sheep should be introduced gradually to the crop and allow run-back between grazing’s or access to grass silage. Stubble turnips can be either very leafy or have large bulbs depending on the feeding required.


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