SF Brigadier

High yields were never this sweet

SF Brigadier is a traditional polyploid, mangel type fodder beet with orange bulbs. The bulb sits high up out of the soil and is ideal for grazing in-situ by all livestock classes, and its high sugar level makes it very palatable.
Fodder beet is a well known crop, but with new genetics and better management practices it is gaining rapid interest for its ability to produce very high yields of high quality forage. It is typically sown in spring using specialist seeders and has a 4–6 month growing period.
SF Brigadier offers new genetic potential and is capable of producing 20–40t DM/ha for late autumn and winter grazing. It is not a brassica but a member of the beet family and offers the opportunity to break the traditional weed and pest cycle of brassicas, particularly for Diamondback moth.

You should seek specialist advice from Seed Force if considering growing this exciting crop.

Agronomic features:
  • High sugar feed option
    Very good palatability for all livestock classes

  • Very high potential yields
    Can yield up to 20–40t DM/ha. Profitable crop option

  • Good weed and pest rotational crop
    Sound option to avoid Diamondback moth problems

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

FODDER BEET SOWING
RATES ALONE
MATURITY GRAZINGS ME
MJ/KG DM
CRUDE
PROTEIN
YIELD
SF Brigadier 80-100,000 16-26 weeks Single 12.5 – 13.5 6-8% Up to 40t

Sowing rate

80-100,000 seeds/ha

Stock suitability

All livestock types

Maturity

16-26 weeks after sowing 

Australian release

>2008