Fodder Beet – A Focus On Sheep

Fodder beet as a crop to overwinter livestock, has grown in popularity over Scotland the last number of years.

But, unlike a traditional brassica, this crop requires careful management for livestock, to ensure that high utilisation of the crop and productivity of the animal is achieved.

This webinar is the first of a series of three, and will focus on sheep (ewes and growing lambs).  We will be joined by Dr. Jim Gibbs, who is based in New Zealand, he is a ruminant nutritionist, vet and all round fodder beet specialist.  He has been involved in the development of the crop in livestock farms for many years over in New Zealand, and has vast experience in this.  We will also be joined by Kirsten Williams, SAC beef and sheep consultant.

This is a must attend event for anyone grazing sheep on fodder beet!