Magnum can produce substantial yields of high quality forage and is an excellent supplement to grass silage. The roots are very palatable to stock and have superb feed quality. Specialist harvesting equipment is required to lift the roots and storage is required unless they are strip grazed in situ.
Magnum has a consistent root size and reliable high dry matter yields. It is a very palatable variety and is therefore increasing appetite and dry matter intake in all stock. High dry matter fodder beet has been shown to increase milk yield and daily live weight gain. Due to its high dry matter content it is more frost resistant than other varieties with a high proportion of clean, white root in the ground.
In trials Magnum has proved to be an excellent variety for making combined silage of fodder beets and maize.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced