The brassica options and varieties have differing maturity dates. This and other traits will also influence yield. The type you choose needs to be matched to your grazing requirements. Your local PGG Wrightson Technical Field Representative can help with this.
Leafy Turnips are a multi graze brassica used to supplement pasture production over the summer months. Leafy Turnips grow vigorously and provide high quality feed 42-70 days after sowing with the potential for multiple grazes.
Summer Bulb Turnips have high leaf to bulb ratio. Widely used in dairy systems to boost milksolids production during pasture deficits and when pasture quality declines. 60-90 days from planting to grazing.
Winter Bulb Turnips have a higher bulb to leaf ratio than a summer turnip. Generally late spring to early summer planted to provide high quality feed for late autumn or early winter.
Kales provide feed to fill winter deficits and to maintain or increase stock condition. They have a deep root system providing drought tolerance, and improved disease tolerance over swedes meaning they can be either a first or second crop option. Typically kales are 150-220 days to grazing.