Triumph swede seed produces is a high-yielding winter-hardy feed for cattle and sheep.
This well-shaped swede is an excellent autumn and winter feed and ideal for out-wintering.
A hectare of Triumph swedes provides the equivalent yield and energy to 7-10 tonnes of barley.
Benefits of sowing Triumph swede seed
- High energy winter grazing
- Outstanding winter hardiness
- Excellent D-value
- Strong clubroot and mildew resistance
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Usage guide: Triumph swede
Sowing rate: 0.4 kg/acre
Sowing time: Mid-May to late June
Sowing depth: 10 mm
Sowing instructions: Soil test approximately 8 weeks prior to sowing. Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Apply lime as per soil test results. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10 mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.
After sowing: Monitor for pest attack and seek advice where a problem arises
Fertiliser rate: N, P and K guidelines for swedes and turnips (kg/ha) (Source: Teagasc Green Book)
1Top-dressings are not usually required, however, following wet seasons where crops are backward, top dress with up to 30 kg/ha N
2If soil P value is above 15 mg/l, no fertiliser P is necessary
Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y
- Brassicas are low in iodine, copper, cobalt and selenium – a slow-release bolus will ensure animals receive adequate minerals
- Supplementary fibre (e.g. silage, hay or straw) should account for 30% of the diet, with 70% coming from the brassica
- Introduce stock to brassicas gradually (build-up from 1-2 hours access per day to full-time access over 10-14 days)
- Always ensure animals have access to fresh water