Barkant turnips produce high-quality feed with a high metabolisable energy (ME) value, meaning greater animal performance can be achieved. It is a high-performance feed for lactating dairy cows, supplying the energy required to boost milk production.
|Average Costs Per Hectare||$/Ha|
|Average Establishment Costs||$1399|
|Average yield (kgDM/ha)||13000|
80% Utilised yield (kgDM/ha)
(assuming 20% wastage)
(13000 x 80%)
(80g MS/kg turnip eaten)
(10400 kgDM/ha x 0.08)
Gross returns ($4.00/kgMS)
(832 x $4.00)
Gross Returns - Average Costs
($3328) - ($1399)
We have consistently grown 17 tonne of dry matter for the last two years. Split planting dates are used to manage summer protein deficits and to combine quantity with quality.