Stubble Turnips are a fast growing catch crop, popular with livestock farmers.

They may be sown after first cut silage for summer grazing or after winter cereals for autumn usage. When planting a large acreage it is advisable to stagger sowing dates, increasing the seed rate in dry conditions. If using for dairy cow grazing it is important to take into consideration the distance between the field and the milking parlour. Strip grazing is advisable if possible to limit wastage.

Seed Rate Pack Size Seed Treatment
5 - 7.5kg/ha 25kg Untreated


Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Dry Matter Yield
Bulb Size
Bolting Resistance
Winter Hardiness
Club Root Tollerance
Brassica Fodder Crop for CSS
Stubble Turnips Yield and Feed Quality
Average dry matter yield 3.5 - 4.5 tonnes/ha
Average fresh yields  38 – 45 tonnes/ha
Crude protein  17 - 18% (mainly leaves)
Digestibility value 68 - 70 D
Dry matter  8 - 9%
Metabolisable energy  11 MJ/kg DM
Sugars in DM  55%