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 hectare in around 10-12 weeks. Three acres of stubble turnips mixed with forage rape can feed 100 sheep for a month.
Our stubble turnip video explains more.
Date Posted: 2nd June 2011