Fodder Crop Seed

BATA supplies a comprehensive range of fodder crop seeds. Listed below are our Full Season fodder crop seed, we also stock Short Season fodder crop seed our range consists of Stubble Turnips, Forage Rape, Forage Rye & Forage Peas please call 01653 605200 with your requirements.

Full Season

Kale

Kale

Preferred varieties: Caledonian, Keeper

  • A very palatable high protein crop
  • Can produce 60-65 t/ha fresh weight yield
  • 14-16% Dry matter, with an ME of 11 Mj/kg DM
  • Can be strip or zero grazed in September - February
  • Broadcast @ 3kg/acre

Maincrop Turnip

Maincrop Turnip

Preferred variety: Massif

  • Excellent grazed crop with high DM yields and digestability
  • Can be grazed in-situ
  • 8-10% DM, ME of 10-11 Mj/kg DM
  • Average fresh yields of 60-70 t/ha
  • Drill @ 1.5kg/acre
  • Broadcast @ 3kg/acre

Fodder Beet

Fodder Beet

Preferred varieties: Blaze, Kyros, Feldherr, Blizzard

  • An ideal winter feeding crop for dairy cows, beef or sheep
  • Highly palatable with a potential for high milk production
  • 12-19% dry matter, with an ME of 13 Mj/kg DM (roots only)
  • Tops may be fed after wilting contributing a further 3-4 t/ha DM
  • Drill @ 50,000 seeds/acre

Swede

Swede

Preferred varities: Invitation, Lomond, Gowrie, Ruta Otofte

  • A high yielding crop suitable for wetter areas of the UK
  • Can be strip grazed of lifted  and clamped
  • 9-13% dry matter, with an ME of 13 Mj/kg DM
  • Can produce an average fresh yield fo 70-80 t/ha
  • Drill @150g-350g/acre (precision seed)
  • Broadcast @ 2kg/acre (natural seed)