New high yielding swede to suit sheep out-wintering

A new generation high-yielding swede variety ideally suited for out-wintering sheep is now available from Germinal GB following its inclusion on the UK National List.

Triumph, bred in New Zealand by PGG Wrightson Seeds, is a yellow-fleshed mid-maturity variety with good leaf holding characteristics. In the average of six yield comparison trials, Triumph recorded a 21% total dry matter yield advantage over the market-leading variety.

“Swedes are a good homegrown forage option, ideal for feeding sheep during the winter months as a way of reducing bought-in feed costs,” says Germinal National Agricultural Sales Manager Ben Wixey. “Apart from being very high yielding, this new variety has a medium dry matter bulb that will make it particularly suitable for ewes.”

Graded and natural seed is available from Germinal for May or June sowing, with graded seed being suitable for precision drilling. Seed is also available with the Cruiser seed treatment for control of the major soil and foliar pests.

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