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 Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 10,500 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 80%

Delish tetraploid short rotation ryegrass is a high yielding,fine leaved and densely tillered tetraploid short rotation(hybrid) ryegrass bred for improved disease resistanceand persistence as well as low aftermath heading. Thelate heading date and low aftermath heading of Delishtetraploid short rotation ryegrass means it has excellentlate spring/summer pasture quality.

Dry Matter Production of Kale Cultivars

aphid tolerance

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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