Goliath

forage rape

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Goliath forage rape
  • A new generation rape x kale interspecies cross
  • High yielding multi-graze giant rape with a potential yield of 10500 kgDM/ha
  • Multi-graze forage rape with excellent summer/autumn/early winter feed
  • Superior regrowth potential with excellent winter keeping properties
  • Good aphid tolerance
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 90 to 110
  • Growing Seasons Autumn, Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Summer, Winter
  • Potential Yield 10,500 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 80%

Dry matter production

Goliath graph rape forage brassica

aphid tolerance

Goliath graph rape brassica
Aphid tolerance is an important part of the breeding programme; aphid-tolerant rape cultivars are developed by plant breeding and then selected under aphid pressure in the field, with European bred rapes as the comparison.

Grazing management

goliath cows forage rape

  • Number of Grazings 2
Mike Norton
Mike has been impressed with Goliath’s performance and has grown it for five years. “Goliath provides quality feed all the way from the leaf to the stem and we get good weight gains. There’s nothing left when the cows have finished.”
Mike Norton, Cheviot, Canterbury

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