As a cross between a turnip and a rape, Hunter is a quick growing, leafy turnip with minimal bulb development. Fast maturing, Hunters first grazing can be as early as 6-8 weeks. Providing high quality forage, Hunter produces high live weight gain in beef and sheep and will provide farmers with multiple grazing opportunities. Selecting for its vigorous regrowth, Hunter recovers fast and produces strong yields into the third year.
Bred for tolerance to turnip mosaic virus and cauliflower mosaic virus, Hunter is a great option for early autumn feed. Hunter usually shows good resistance to most clubroot races, but is susceptible to Aphids. Hunter is best suited to heavier soil conditions with periodic summer moisture or irrigation.
Pasture seed sowing rate (sole): 4-5kg/ha
Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated