Forage brassicas are sown as supplementary feed for animals, typically during periods when pasture growth is limited or quality is poor. Annual. Nitrate poisoning has been documented from excessive nitrogen fertilization. Forage brassicas can potentially be used to extend the grazing season into the fall for beef cattle operations, thereby reducing input costs. Boron may also be needed. Winfred is the most versatile of the brassicas, suitable for a wide range of soil fertility and environmental conditions, stock classes, and sowing times. Forage brassicas have high forage yield, high nutritive value, low cost of establishment and harvest (direct grazing), and provide many ecosystems services. The above ground parts (stems and leaves) of rape and kale and all parts (stems, leaves, and roots) of turnips and swedes are utilized by livestock. 0000009248 00000 n :�0b��E��B��N�e����&�?#Z4`�N��8��Y���f�jw���i Ba�Vz�`�D����_3sw`;`s2��i��!p6t���X �X,/�-����ɘ�Ъ�pi �'he�;��j�-j�T\���b���ɘT�"�Vu8ˆvp�؉�2(�3OI�Mg���.C�[snT�1"�dm5o�����>�.�r�j�7�����\��)��?���cX)q�M#P�*�X�:}�uaJLF�ޑs��E���璊:c�J�M*�o,�'��)9m���֒W�M ú�KY���]��8�Ղ������$#Sb2�{7�ߘn �96���;�d�:���T�rL�Xk����������� ��J�8 �]*���� �!# d�r�t[̓?Y������\�J�w�`��u�̻�Q��6#8/��Z)�H�5�� z�eJj����mJ���{��i��@&0����K��q�1�0%1��`Q����.-p�1ޥ-X�,hWUV�t!���A��e��I�k����voT7I1�msim�dTh��H��}zܥᔴW�7Q]��Nd���XKdF�1���UL��N���O{2Y��yS�6�f��~x�{��K5p�{߽8�:�p��;? The multi-grazing site near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders investigated strategies for a second grazing. Hall says, for example, that the typical seasonal stocking rate on a thriving brassica crop in Pennsylvania is about 160 cow (or 1,500 ewe) grazing days per acre. Few crops offer as much potential as do brassicas to improve livestock carrying capacity from August through December. The main disorders are bloat, atypical pneumonia, nitrate poisoning, hemolytic anemia (mainly with kale), hypothydroidism, and polioencephalomalcia. Yield is maximized with a 180 day growth period for many varieties while most hybrids, on the other hand, produce greatest yields when allowed to grow 60 days before first harvest and 30 days before the second harvest. These crops maintain quality, if not heading, well into freezing temperatures and may be grazed into November. Brassica crops should not constitute more than 75 percent of the animal’s diet. H�\��j�@���sLA��1���!�e�y Yj{�H���>�*��H�FSՔz:Y�7�0�>��� �? Forage brassicas are high quality forages that can be grazed during the spring, summer forage slump, or used to extend fall grazing season. Cool conditions will severely limit productivity. Swedes are only recommended for cattle with fully mature teeth and are not suitable for broken mouthed sheep. #WBN-G-1084. Fertilizers should be applied at the time of seeding to give the brassicas a competitive edge on weeds. )[�%�$q�ٝ�����_�����'�=|����^������z��f2`���Xg@/'`�/���>V+`+�GKX�3o� ��_�^�K��կ�S���*�-��Pk�!Ȃ+�8�Y����,f~���M�߽��8r����� 0000003234 00000 n Brassicas are members of a much wider family which includes many common vegetable varieties, such as bok choy, kale, turnip and rutabaga. Swedes would generally be recommended for late summer seeding. Incorporating Brassicas Into Your Grazing System; Incorporating Brassicas Into Your Grazing System. Rape is one of the best crops for fattening lambs and flushing ewes. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements. Forage brassicas can be used to extend grazing seasons if they are planted in late July to mid-August. Swedes yield more than turnips but require 150 to 180 days to reach maximum production. The term “brassica” covers turnip, kale, forage rape and swede, and brassicas are cool-season annuals that have high protein (15 to 20 percent crude protein) and digestibility (65 to … H�\��n�0��z raphanobrassica) to guide producers to identify optimal plant heights so they know when to start and finish grazing. Brassicas that form bulbs are best used for once-over grazing because crowns are easily damaged by hooves; if regrowth is desired, be careful to leave at least 4 inches of stubble to protect the crowns. forages for grazing. Above ground parts normally have 20-25% crude protein and 65-80% TDN. Brassicas are cool-season annuals that have high proteins … Livestock. Dr Emilee Johnstone, District Veterinarian. https://extension.psu.edu/use-of-brassica-crops-to-extend-the-grazing-season 0000005983 00000 n Introduction h�bbRg`b``Ń3� ���ţ�1�x4>F�c�1@� `3r endstream endobj 708 0 obj <>>>/MarkInfo<>/Metadata 56 0 R/Names 709 0 R/Outlines 38 0 R/Pages 55 0 R/StructTreeRoot 58 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 709 0 obj <> endobj 710 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Properties<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 1/Tabs/S/Thumb 46 0 R/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 711 0 obj <>stream This type, Emergency Forages: Targeting Gaps in the Growing Season Grazing of brassica crops such as Kale and Redstart typically begins from mid to late October and is likely to continue through to next February. 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Brassicas feature in most polycrop seed mixes on the market, but feeding cattle on those mixes may require some extra consideration. 01 Jun 2020. This makes great grazing for any class of livestock. Brassicas are often grazed as a once-over annual crop, but many rape, turnip and grazing radish types will regrow and provide multiple grazings if managed for that purpose. Swedes usually produce a short stem but can have stems up to 2½ feet long when grown with tall crops which shade the swede. Brassicas require good soil drainage and a soil pH should be in the range of 5.3-6.8. %PDF-1.7 %���� Stem height, diameter, and palatability vary with variety. Brassica mix gets a tick for rotational grazing 5 months, 3 weeks ago Brassica mix gets a tick for rotational grazing Olivia Calver @OliviaCalver1 19 Jun 2020, 7 p.m. Therefore, on frosty mornings, do not move the fence as normal. Winfred forage brassica is a cross between a turnip and a kale, generally termed a rape.. Winfred is the most versatile of the brassicas, suitable for a wide range of soil fertility and environmental conditions, stock classes, and sowing times.. Winfred has good frost tolerance and better regrowth potential, retaining leaf and stem quality in frosty or cold conditions. Brassicas can provide grazing at any time during the summer or fall depending on seeding date. This practice can extend the grazing period well into late winter. �0�l9����N�(���`v�ׇ/��k �+{)s�T��1$a0 [�Hj% l��_6s�$�Q�F� Accumulation of calcium and potassium can reduce the availability of magnesium to animals, resulting in hypomagnesemia or “grass tetany”. Cattle, Sheep, Wildlife. 0000003864 00000 n A promising use may be for late fall grazing. Drought experienced through much of Wisconsin during the summer has reduced the states dry alfalfa inventory by 32% and other dry forage by 1% as of the 2012 USDA October Crop Production summary. Forage brassicas are members of the brassica family, which includes radish, turnip, swedes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage. 0000005403 00000 n 0000000956 00000 n 0000002857 00000 n Dairy cows on pasture. Brassicas can be planted late spring to early fall. Forage brassicas can potentially be used to extend the grazing season into the fall for beef cattle operations, thereby reducing input costs. Fodder beet, although technically not a brassica, can also be grazed in situ or lifted and fed. Swedes, likes turnips, produce large edible roots. The disorders can be avoided by the following two management practices: Grazing can begin when the forage is about 12 inches tall (70 to 90 days after planting. Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: Sorghums, Sudangrass, and Sorghum-Sudan Hybrids, Emergency Forages: Targeting Gaps in the Growing Season, © 2021 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Use 1.5 to 2 lbs/a of seed for turnips and swedes and 3.5 to 4 lbs/a for rape and kale. PrintFriendly. 0000008182 00000 n Avoid abrupt changes from dry summer pastures to lush Brassica pastures. ��+�O��V�jZ�V�jZaFAFaFAFaM�k2� �0� �0� �0� �0� ���%�d;�Z�W�W�S�S�S�S�S�S�S�S�M�M�G�G��m@S}t��n���������|U�~E��)~ަq��� ��< endstream endobj 717 0 obj <> endobj 718 0 obj <> endobj 719 0 obj [/ICCBased 733 0 R] endobj 720 0 obj <> endobj 721 0 obj <> endobj 722 0 obj <> endobj 723 0 obj <>stream Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced . Brassicas are also excellent team players when it comes to grazing mixes. Introduce grazing animals to Brassica pastures slowly (over 3 to 4 days). The most promising varieties are Marrow-stem and Gruner. Although higher-CP forages are generally desired by producers, levels this far in excess of dietary … Brassica crops can produce high yields of highly digestible forage during periods when perennial forages have limited production. Straw or hay should be available ad lib in the paddock at all times to assist with digestion. 3:13. �C [&w@0�� �CP� K�+��Z>���� R�$~9�qYn��}�'W~�C{��;����:�r�1��T,+����1������ć�u��}: E]��-^�|w�n8�Ǣ�����tv���GWn��'^b��­׮�'+���6���Y���l���O�����}����K�i�.^Ǧ��I�X�{֮~�g]�������䢮�y������f�Z�l�qE��+� We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities. Another benefit of brassicas is they are fairly tolerant of dry conditions and hold up well to heavy grazing. A last note, do not grow brassicas in the same field for more than two consecutive years as diseases will build up to reduce stand and yield. Plant in the early fall for single late fall or early winter grazing, similar to stockpiling fescue. :v(�Pء�Ca��=;��������{�=�~O��������{�=�~O���s��\�,�,�,�,�,�,�,�,�,�,�dz��Y�Yʮ])�.Ϟ�+EWʮ])�Rt��Jѕ�+EW�x�a6ve���7��~���7��~���7��~���7��~���7��~��YE���-=[x��� �cb�Ʒ��|4�����Y�=V|ׇϷ�8�.^�o�W� �� Awb|�Wo7�j���=�x|T�ߘ���B�UVS� �^�;c�l�2��9,�I�]A��G9!Dk�׻�*�̕�=c�+F��J���md�;��^�[�)q0 ����P���:&8~�C�O�a�-�x 0000005552 00000 n Turnip, rape, or stemless kale could be used … Consider removing stock from the crop during and for a week after these periods if … They are commonly sown New forage production strategies will help rebui. For grazing management, rotational and/or strip stocking are recommended to provide the most efficient use of … Where cattle are grazing forage brassicas, frost poses a health risk, as it increases nitrate levels in the plant, which can potentially poison animals. Yield and quality of hybrid brassicas Redstart, multiple grazing site in Scotland ]��k�f~�-�͵�4^|���p=��!�*���o�twO�v8��$�6�a���{��;>���1��5����z��p�7�R�_�kp�r�ˡ�ǻ����w���\����4Cnc݄��/!���Y��=~�I������ӹ�]OI��Ǔ�L5~W�*�e?nb~e~E^1/��w�{�=��2�7IU�%�Y��9r�\ ��%�0�g��ʬ��l�t�p�t�p�� �y�� 0 �� 0 �� 0 �� 0 �� 0 �� �� Stemless kale reaches maturity in about 90 days, allowing a second harvest, while varieties that develop stems reach maturity in 150 to 180 days. These grazing issues may be important when forage brassicas are grown in pure swards, but the possibility of integrating them with other forage species in multi-species mixtures may help to mitigate these issues. It makes little sense to take out a productive perennial pasture for an annual forage. Mary & Diarmuid answer some questions on grazing brassicas like kale, hybrid brassica & forage rape - Duration: 3:13. Both the leaves and the tubers are high in protein and sulfur and their ability to regrow prolifically after grazing makes collards, turnips, kale, radishes, and other brassicas a vital part of a forage mix. Clean till seedings work well but may have increased insect pressure. Turnips can be seeded any time from when soil temperature reaches 50o until 70 days prior to a killing frost. Language: English . Brassicas can be no-tilled into a sod provided it has been killed with glyphosate. ��ro���\��~���jyv�vr����,�}8���}�[7�s����x�g�����!��������m�>�"a��o��I���{{�,��}���|Q�?ş�$>_��tc/ש�$��,�N�j|�ӫq�����x������N�iJ���qu�.k})o�[���^d��8��+��)�)MSBS��,��q��7��rMe�����W�'�'�O�OV��%��d^��/=�٘�l� ��:2 endstream endobj 724 0 obj <>stream Rape is a multi stemmed crop with fibrous roots. Forage brassicas can be grown as full season forage crops or as cover crops planted after a grain crop. 0000001899 00000 n The high cost of many forms of feed caused unexpected financial challenges for livestock producers. Brassica crops can cause animal health disorders if not grazed properly. As previously mentioned, forage brassicas can be grown to supplement perennial cool-season pastures in August and September or to extend the grazing season in November and December. … F ��+ �k8� bY&[]l� ? #�7K>�A�����\l�0�*ِɤ4�s��eU��[y�D ��VȒ涰`L̠(��Q�:�Cg�;Z���t-�9�Պ�(��2C>�Xb �� Turnips may be grazed to the ground the first time and the both tops and beets grazed in the second grazing. We have composed a list of FAQs on grazing brassicas so as to support you in getting the most from your crop. Brassicas can provide grazing at any time during the summer or fall depending on seeding date. Brassicas are ready for grazing about 80 to 150 days after planting. Brassicas including kale, grazing turnips, stubble turnips and rape/kale hybrids are generally suitable for feeding to all classes of beef cattle and sheep. trailer <<0EA442968E3E4075A2CFEDB88C4D5541>]/Prev 150426/XRefStm 1435>> startxref 0 %%EOF 739 0 obj <>stream These crops maintain quality, if not heading, well into freezing temperatures and may be grazed into November. The roots of turnips and kale usually have 10-14% crude protein and 80-85% digestibility. 0000005003 00000 n Before using brassicas for grazing, a producer should know they may cause health disorders in grazing animals if not managed properly, although most are easy to control. by Dan Undersander H�\�K��@ཿ��݋�׭{; �F+a�b�E�����@�1>���2�����]�}�c�ݹ��)܆�� �. In addition to their benefits to cattle, brassicas — with large fibrous roots — can also help old, compacted pastures. Forage brassicas are an excellent choice for pastures in need of renovation. This form needs Javascript to display, which your browser doesn’t support. They reach near maximum production levels in 80 to 90 days. However, there are other non-traditional crops such as certain Brassica species (e.g. 0000043701 00000 n Sorghums, Sudangrass, and Sorghum-Sudan Hybrids �^�X����8mGK�=���Tӕ��$����e ��4 0000004405 00000 n “Our research has shown forage brassicas can provide extensive grazing for livestock. Connect with your County Extension Office », Find an Extension employee in our staff directory », Get the latest news and updates on Extension's work around the state, Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: info@extension.wisc.edu | © 2021 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Policy | Discrimination and Harassment Complaints | Disability Accommodation Requests | Civil Rights. Winfred forage brassica is a cross between a turnip and a kale, generally termed a rape. Brassicas fit well with forage-based production systems by extending the grazing season into the late fall and early spring. Some of the most promising varieties are Green Globe, York Globe, and Sirius. A study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln looked at forage quality of stockpiled oats and brassicas … Apply 75 lbs/a nitrogen. Consider removing stock from the crop during and for a week after these periods if … Forage Brassicas, such as rape, kale, turnips, and swedes, are high yielding, high quality, fast growing crops. This makes great grazing for any class of livestock. However, there is currently little understanding of how these mixtures influence the nutritional value of the forage crop, or animal grazing behaviour and performance. Dr Watt said the project will help to identify optimal grazing windows based on biomass availability and forage quality. Dull, cloudy weather can reduce photosynthesis in the plant, which in turn can allow the nitrate to accumulate. Wait until the frost has thawed before moving the wire. Forage shortages are of great concern to livestock producers. Germinal 2,031 views. Canola is an oilseed brassica which is not really suitable for grazing by livestock. While high in crude protein and energy, Brassica crops, like all grazing crops and lush pastures, are low in fibre content. Webinars. A promising use may be for late fall grazing. Table 3 provides information about different brassicas species grown in Mississippi. ����L~6���Qdz�G������d���뼐_���J~o�[���3��1�O��@?~s� 90. 0000001630 00000 n Sorghums are diverse but generally fall into the following categories: Grazing brassicas – what are the risks & how can we manage them? Be the first to leave a review. Fibre. No additional concentrates are generally needed when grazing brassicas, although minerals should always be available. 0000004490 00000 n �K"� �*M endstream endobj 725 0 obj <> endobj 726 0 obj <>stream H���[o�8���+��Y���C�n�y����Y,(����H-I�U}��%�n,1b[2Ϝ9��sE$|��|z�� |�����#������j��C�l�/�f�L�} ���m{��8�6�6��w��r6�Ci�3x��N���ҰH��}Nf�������y����V~�����"qi��/���2���XV��U‹*AW���� Grazing brassicas. 707 0 obj <> endobj xref 707 33 0000000016 00000 n Fertilize with phosphorus and potassium similar to what would be applied for a small grain. Fall-weaned calves (200 to 290 kg BW) grazing oats with or without brassicas in November and December (48- to 64-days) at stocking rates of 2.5 to 4.0 calves/ha have gained between 0.60 to … Some hybrids have fibrous roots that are not readily grazed by livestock. Some of the most promising varieties are Calder and Sensation. H��V�n�6|�W�$�hI�|8�C�+pW(zF_�XK�͞$�$eW��. A lower quality hay should be made available to provide some fiber in the animals’ diet. Forage brassicas can be used to extend grazing season and to provide food plots if they are planted in late July to mid August. Offer cattle an extra bale of silage until the wire fence can be moved, helping to keep animals settled. ~5ƿ,=�5xm��d9 �!�=��M��b�#[6F6�l�ll��ز1��ecdc���Ɩ��M_v�����։��s��b�Z�v���!��dO���e��` ��} endstream endobj 712 0 obj <> endobj 713 0 obj <>stream 0000005515 00000 n The forage brassicas are mostly grown in cool temperate parts of NSW such as the tablelands and Monaro regions. 0000002383 00000 n Brassicas > Winfred > “THE MOST VERSATILE BRASSICA.” Perenniality. 0000015853 00000 n Grain Sorghum – also called milo, used for grain production in arid regions. It is usually not necessary to dig the beets unless the soil is very hard. 0000032028 00000 n 0000014690 00000 n Chemical kill of the failing pasture followed by fall grazing of brassicas will produce an ideal seedbed for planting a new perennial pasture the following spring. Brassica Fodder Crops for Fall Grazing In growing feed for livestock, farmers think first of traditional feeds such as corn silage and hay crops. Nutritional quality of brassicas is very solid. The forage quality of Brassica is so high that it should be considered similar to concentrate feeds and precautions should be taken accordingly. endstream endobj 714 0 obj <> endobj 715 0 obj <> endobj 716 0 obj <>stream In addition, the digestibility of the forage remains high over a relatively longer period than perennial crops. Brassicas can cause a variety of other problems as well. �k#?8��n��h<=&�u �}��� �0@��݈�.�j����ʴ�،�����Ձ�f@���A�n�%�D�N� סi� endstream endobj 738 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/Index[58 649]/Length 45/Size 707/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream Jillian Bainard, of AAFC Swift Current, noted that cattle were less likely to graze brassicas during her ongoing study into grazing intercrops. They aerate the soil; trap nitrogen and release it slowly; and provide natural nematicides. Bloat can also occur when grazing rape or turnips. The most promising varieties are Rangi (which retains it leaves longer than most varieties), Fora, Wairoa, and the hybrid, Tyfon. For example, in New Zealand, traffic cones are currently provided with some forage brassicas (e.g. Turnips and other brassicas will have a 70 to 80% TDN and 14 to 22% protein. Sorghums and sudangrasses are warm weather crops and will perform best in years when the growing season is characterized by higher than average temperatures. 0000001864 00000 n Nine cultivars of forage brassicas were seeded on two planting dates, and their yield and nutritive value were measured for two fall harvest dates over 2 … The proportion of top growth to roots can vary from 90 percent tops/10 percent roots to 15 percent tops/85 percent roots. What are the different types of sorghum and sudangrasses? However, the brassica species yielded enough CP (≥175.6 kg of DM/ha) for about 80 grazing days at minimum with dairy and 460 d with beef; ARG, although yielding less CP (88.3 kg of DM/ha) than the brassicas, still provided enough CP for 40 grazing days with dairy and 232 d with beef. vR�0 The term “brassica” covers turnip, kale, forage rape and swede. The pasture should be grazed for a short time period and the livestock removed to allow the Brassica to regrow. The main disorders are bloat, atypical pneumonia, nitrate poisoning, hemolytic anemia (mainly with kale), hypothyroidism, polioencephalomalacia and choking by ingesting bulbs. Brassicas are high quality forage if harvested before heading. Title: Microsoft Word - Use of Brassica Crops in Grazing Systems.docx Created Date: 3/4/2017 12:28:18 AM Table 3 provides information about different brassicas species grown in Mississippi. Stemless types reach a height of about 25 inches; the narrow stem types reach a height of 60 inches with primary stems up to 2 inches in diameter. First Grazing. June 2020. Kale varieties vary greatly in establishment characteristics, stem development, and time required to reach maturity. 0000021566 00000 n For example, over a dry autumn raphanobrassica provided more than 3,000 sheep grazing days compared to forage rape, which provided 1,200 sheep grazing days.” Other considerations Summer-see… UW Extension Forage Agronomist. @���Ӓ�D���{��N��|� �$�6�lY�W��N[�VO����/hb����9�B���Y�z[a}���5���\Y��c#d�. h�b```b``�d`e``kb`@ �ǍLs�\ky$�/sg``���ٻW��I5�Ē� ��n&E��ߢ�̸Ԝ��9d.��$tO۵|ִ5�U� �R�$�yeZ$�Դn[�>+�MZ�c�g^�֛��\j�@2gƙqs�+d�d�6b�FG��(�QPPII��e6΀)qq�2�!�0َtE�lҲ@�V�����P��'�������w����A}��,�L��\Jn~����n���e�&냙�]�=�$� Strip grazing and rotational grazing provide the most efficient utilization of brassicas. 0000006624 00000 n �G��,�`����{m����X� ��A^j�=�Fl�7��#W-�De��?���Q�q�c8 s ݨ�8b��[erˀ��?��2���($a�%�|�j In the first instance, brassicas would be planted in May or early June because spring rains will help ensure production for August and September grazing (Figure 1). 0000010649 00000 n ���%a�dIL:������G��)X��(�0��n^$��hh� �k�d�@���T��i��JZ��\CSۙ��Ri;7`����~ֆ�9 �z'G�F%��,����[�w��M���k����!�0�q7}C�!�ӋF���+2&}�������#*����T�(9�������u������"L�V-�������ɸ!B*�[�x2Pv����Ѭ������T�A�X ZO���{:($; �O�Dx��W�?�l��������@�L�z��xhv��E�ށ����ӧ[�L���l�4�#�&7q�x\:ѪW��L9��������� ��61�N�m��o(�\~����@$7���3>�R%j蟸�/�6%�W�T�?��u>o8SFQ��_��g��?\жqSth��^��m`�2^%����º���ɦk�h�|�����∠�l by Dan Undersander 0000001435 00000 n These crops come in various plant forms with differing attributes such as leafy tops, long stems and bulbs. 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Spring-seeded brassica crops can be used to supplement low producing cool-season pastures or as insurance against summer drought. Drill the seed on 6-8″ row spacing and place seed no more than 0.5″ deep. Dull, cloudy weather can reduce photosynthesis in the plant, which in turn can allow the nitrate to accumulate. Straw or hay should be available ad lib in the paddock at all times to assist with digestion. Strip grazing where forage is rationed every day or two provides the most efficient usage. Brassicas are ready for grazing about 75 days after planting. Livestock should not be hungry when be put on pasture the first time so they do not gorge themselves. They can also be seeded into wheat stubble. Turnips grow fast and can be grazed as early as 70 days after planting. 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