Fodder Beet is capable of out-yielding swedes and turnips providing a great source of winter feed for sheep and cattle. Usually sown with a precision drill in the spring from April onwards and harvested in October/November. The roots can be lifted and stored for use throughout the winter and are often covered with straw to protect from frost before being fed to the livestock. Alternatively, they can be grazed in-situ. Treated with the ‘standard’ treatment of thiram and tachigaren.