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FODDER BEET

Fodder Beet

Research;  Half acre strip trial - 20 varieties

  • Selection of varieties - Sugar Beet, High DM Fodder Beet, Medium DM Fodder Beet
  • Breeders include DLF, Limagrain, KWS, Strube & other seed producers
  • Market leading beet included as reference

© = Control Variety; Not avail = No data available; Dirt score over two years 2016 & 2017;  Source: DLF Beet Trial 2015-2017, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow 

DLF BEET TRIAL LIST                      
Variety      Type Avg. DM% Colour Rel. Fresh Yield

Rel. DM Yield

% Above Ground

      Dirt Score   

10 = Clean

Years in Trials
Barents Energy/Sugar 22.8% White 96% 126% 20 3 3
Tadorne Energy/Sugar 20.2% White 89% 104% 20 3 2
Acker Energy/Sugar 22.1% White 96% 122% 20 3 2
Artus  Energy/Sugar 23.0% White 84% 124% 20 3 2
Bangor Fodder Beet 17.6% Yellow 112% 114% 60 7 3

Magnum©

Fodder Beet 18.5% White 106% 113% 50 5 3
Blizzard© Fodder Beet 21.5% White 94% 117% 40 4 3
Tarine Fodder Beet 19.2% Pink 98% 109% 30 5 3
Blaze Fodder Beet 15.4% Red 120% 107% 60 6 3
Feldherr Fodder Beet not avail. Orange not avail. not avail. 70 6 not avail.
 
 
 

 

Ratings

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

  • Fodder Beet is a high yielding high energy feed. Yields of 15-18tn DM/ha can be achieved with consistent energy levels. It is a perishable feed so needs to be fed quickly or ensiled.

 

 

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