- Turnips (Brassicarapa)
The turnip or white turnip is root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. Small tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock.
The dry matter, CP and TDN contents of turnip are 8-10%, 12-13%, 75-80%, respectively. Of the two types grown, yellow fleshed cultivars have more dry
matter content than the white fleshed cultivars.
If given to dairy cows at or just before milking time, may taint milk. The volatile compound responsible for the taint is absorbed from the air by
the milk and is not passed through the cow.