After a dry spell leaves you short of forage, the gap can be filled with stubble turnips. One of the most economical forage crops, they can be drilled as late as mid-August and can extend the grazing season considerably.   Once established root crops can produce up to 45 tonnes per ...

Turnips bridge the 'hungry gap'.

Posted: 3rd March 2011

Despite the severity of the recent winter weather, turnips near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, are still providing sheep with plenty to eat before spring grass comes through. Planted in summer, this crop has been saved until March to bridge the gap before soil temperature rises mean grass ...

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