Cultivars such as Barkant, Rival & York Globe turnips are soft turnips. They are leafier and more upright than older varieties of turnip (e.g. Green Globe), with two-thirds of the bulb above the ground. They are used to help bridge a summer feed shortage.
Getting maximum profit and associated benefits from growing an area of turnips requires planning, a high conversion of crop into milk and good management of subsequent new novel endophyte perennial pastures.
- DairyNZ Farmfact: Turnips - Growing a high yielding crop (1-62)
- DairyNZ Farmfact: Barkant Turnips - Feeding the crop (1-67)
- DairyNZ Farmfact: Intergrating turnips into your farm system (1-68)
- Factors to consider when feeding a forage crop (See Turnips section)