Fodder beet in sustainable livestock systems

Past Event

Wednesday, 14 February 2024

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Can fodder beet be grown and fed in a sustainable way to beef cattle in the UK? Join this webinar with New Zealand fodder beet specialist Dr Jim Gibbs to find out.

 We will discuss

  • Beet for beef, the New Zealand context
  • Why graze fodder beet – cost implications compared to housing
  • Expected performance from growing and finishing beef cattle
  • Lifting beet and total mixed ration benefits
  • Building organic matter and carbon with fodder beet
  • Integration of fodder beet, grass and herbal leys in a rotation
  • The effects of grazing fodder beet on soil health and minimising issues

There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar.


  • Dr Jim Gibbs, ruminant nutritionist, vet and fodder beet specialist
  • Marc Jones, independent consultant 
  • Katie Thorley, Sustainability Manager, ABP Beef
  • Emma Steele, Knowledge Exchange Manager, AHDB

This is a joint webinar between ABP PRISM 2030 and AHDB.

For information on grazing, transitioning to or growing fodder beet, catch up with recordings of our previous series of webinars with Dr Jim Gibbs:

Optimising fodder beet in livestock systems

Fodder Beet for Beef Cattle

Fodder Beet for Dairy Cattle

Fodder Beet for Sheep

Transitioning Cattle to Fodder Beet

Maximising Leaf and Root Yield 

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