Beet Pulp

What is Beet Pulp

Beet pulp is a highly digestible fiber source that is a byproduct from the processing of sugar beet which is used as fodder for horses and other livestock. 

Beet pulp is the fibrous material left over after the sugar is extracted from sugar beets. Beet pulp is rich in fiber and is unique in its form as it is soluble fiber and highly digestible.

 

Nutritionist Importance of Beet Pulp

Despite being a byproduct of sugar beet processing, beet pulp itself is low in sugar and other non-structural carbohydrates, but high in energy and fiber. Among other nutrients, it contains 10 percent protein, 0.8 percent calcium and 0.5 percent phosphorus. It has no Vitamin A, so additional forage or supplementation is required to provide complete nutrition. It is economical as compare Wheat and Maize.

How to Feed Beet Pulp?

Beet Pulp can be feed to animals in fresh or in silage form. Beet Pulp can be feed throughout the year if bunker safely. A standard ration of beet pulp for Animals is usually 2 to 5 pounds (0.9 to 2.3 kg) dry weight. Before feeding to Animals, beet pulp is usually soaked in water, at a ratio of one-part pulp to about four parts water. The maximum amount of water is absorbed after three to four hours, but it may be soaked for as little as one to two hours, especially in hot weather when there is a risk of fermentation. Most commercial feeds designed for geriatric Animals contain large amounts of beet pulp and are fed straight out of the bag without being soaked, and manufacturer’s directions generally recommend giving such feeds dry unless the Animals has dental issues that make chewing difficult.

Analysis Report (on DM Basis)

pH

3.80

Aflatoxin B1 (ppb)

0.60

Moisture (%)

77.43

Crude Protein (%)

8.48

Crude Fat (%)

1.13

Crude Fiber (%)

22.69

Crude Ash (%)

2.99

Calcium (%)

0.80

Phosphorus (%)

0.90

Neutral Detergent Fiber (%)

50.10

Acid Detergent Fiber (%)

23.92

Metabolizable Energy (Mcal/kg)

2.34

Digestible Energy (Mcal/kg)

2.86

Total Digestible Nutrients (%)

64.94

Net Energy for lactation (Mcal/kg)

1.47

 

 

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