Sugary Turnip makes good forage for livestock. They are full of protein and suit perfectly for winter grazing. As Turnip survives well in colder temperatures, it can be planted in the late fall.

The deep roots of turnip open soil for other plants to follow. Turnip can also efficiently use residual Nitrogen and put it back into the soil.

Turnip is high in glucosinolates, which may cause thyroid enlargement for young stock, if fed too long with Turnip. If livestock can graze immature plants, Nitrogen toxicity may also become a problem.