Rival is ideally used as part of a pasture renovation programme on dairy farms that have a period of dry weather, or a loss of pasture quality, through January and February. Growing a Rival crop provides a standing volume of high energy and protein feed, which helps maintain milk production under periods of environmental stress. Rival is a high-performing cultivar, with a higher leaf proportion than some other turnip varieties, ensuring high quality at grazing.
|Suggested Sowing Time||Late October to early November|
|Suggested Sowing Rate Alone(kg/ha)||Varies depending on quality of paddock preparation – range 1.5-3|
|Time to First Grazing||12-14 weeks|
|Number of Potential Grazings||1|
|Potential Yield (t DM/ha)||Average = 8-12