Beeting up some fodder with these whoppers

Fraser Taylor of Frasertown, Wairoa. It's his second year growing dryland SF Brigadier fodder beet
This large SF Brigadier fodder beet is from Jamie Powdrell from Wairoa.

What whoppers they grow in the Wairoa district. Fraser Taylor and Jamie Powdrell from the Wairoa district show off the massive SF Brigadier fodder beet they have grown.

It’s the second year for Fraser and third year for Jamie they have put the dryland beet crop in as cattle feed. “Brigadier is highly palatable and easy for the cattle to eat.

They prefer to knock the bulbs over to eat them,” was how Lincoln University’s Dr Jim Gibbs put it to a Beef and Lamb NZ Farming for Profit workshop a while back.

There sure is plenty of beet in these pictures to be knocked over, let alone eaten!

What whoppers they grow in the Wairoa district. Fraser Taylor and Jamie Powdrell from the Wairoa district show off the massive SF Brigadier fodder beet they have grown.

It’s the second year for Fraser and third year for Jamie they have put the dryland beet crop in as cattle feed. “Brigadier is highly palatable and easy for the cattle to eat.

They prefer to knock the bulbs over to eat them,” was how Lincoln University’s Dr Jim Gibbs put it to a Beef and Lamb NZ Farming for Profit workshop a while back.

There sure is plenty of beet in these pictures to be knocked over, let alone eaten!

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