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Triumph - Swede

Triumph is a high yielding, winter hardy swede which makes for an excellent autumn and winter feed. It has a good uniform shape and also offers the benefit of good resistance to club root and mildew.

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Main uses 

  • High energy winter grazing for cattle and sheep
  • Ideal for out-wintering systems

Key benefits 

• Outstanding winter hardiness
• High yielding with excellent D-value
• Strong clubroot resistance
• Yield and energy combination means one hectare of Marian is equivalent to 7 – 10 tonnes of barley

Usage Guide – Triumph Swede

Sowing rate      250 g/acre (precision drilled)

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 seed bed. 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)

Soil Index
  1 2 3 4
N (kg/ha)1 90 70 40 20
P (kg/ha) 70 60 40 402
K (kg/ha) 250 200 170 125

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

 

Grazing Management

  • 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