Beep Pulp Pellets
Beet Pulp Pellets are the fibrous portions of the sugar beet left after sugars are removed. It is mechanically pressed, dried to reduce the moisture content to approximately 9% and then palletized into a 5/16 inch pellet. The fiber in beet pulp pellets is highly digestible making it a good non-starch energy source.
Use and Application
Beet Pulp Pellets are an excellent source of highly digestible fiber for non-starch energy and also a good source of protein and some essential minerals. In growing and finishing diets they can replace corn silage or other forages. For stock cows, they can fill energy requirements and strech homegrown forage supplies. In dairy rations, Beet Pulp offers an excellent source of structural carbohydrates, lowers the potential for rumen acidosis and improves butter fat test.
Storage and handling
Beet Pulp Pellets can be stored by unloading on a cement slab, preferably covered or they can be stored in conventional hopper bottom bins. They can be transferred in hopper, end dump or live bottom trucks. Feeding and handling will depend on the methods of storing and feeding systems available but they can be easily handled in traditional automated system or front-end loader mixer wagon combinations.