Beet mash is the stringy piece of the sugar beet, left after the sugar and fluid have been taken out. It is precisely squeezed, dried, and afterward pelletized into a 5/16″ (8mm) measurement pellet. It is precisely squeezed, dried, and afterward pelletized into a 5/16″ (8mm) measurement pellet. The fiber in beet mash is exceptionally edible, making it a phenomenal non-starch energy hotspot for cows and ponies. It is a well-known feed utilized by dairy ranchers as a primary carb and is also generally used as a fixing in creating pet food sources.
Beet pulp pallet has a lower potassium level, unlike other grass hays, making it a more valuable substitute for horses with HYPP, where dietary potassium should be less than 1%. Beet mash’s calcium content is acceptable, higher than most grass roughages even though lower than horse feed. It supplements conventional grains, for example, oats that generally have low calcium and higher phosphorus levels.
The protein content is practically identical to grass roughage at around 8 to 12%. Nonetheless, because it’s anything but a strengthened feed, a mineral and nutrient enhancement will be expected to guarantee satisfactory admissions of minor elements and vital nutrients, like nutrient E.
Beet mash comes in two actual structures; destroyed and pelleted. The pellets tend to be very hard, and some are quite large, whereas shreds are precise, as the name implies— thin strips of pulp about half- to three-quarters of an inch long and about one-sixteenth of an inch wide.
That being said, there are some excellent reasons to soak beet pulp before feeding. Because of beet pulp pellets’ hardness and size, I always recommend washing beet pulp pellets. And, given that it is always beneficial to increase your horse’s water intake, my preference is to soak shreds, too. So while soaking is not required, it is something I always do and recommend doing.
Some shreds are very dusty, and soaking helps reduce the dust. I prefer triple-screened beet pulp if you’re using particles. I have found them to be a cleaner and more consistent product and worth the slightly higher cost. Dust is also one reason why some manufacturers add molasses, plus it aids in palatability.
In growing and finishing diets, beet pulp pellets can replace corn hay or other forages.
For stock cows, it can fill energy requirements and stretch homegrown forage supplies. Beet pulp is an excellent source of structural carbohydrates in dairy rations, lowers the potential for rumen acidosis, and improves butter-fat test. It is also a high-energy, easy-to-digest food that helps to stimulate milk production.
In pet food, beet pulp is used as a lower tract cleanser as well as stool firmer. It is an excellent source of fermentable fiber.
Always consult your nutritionist for uses specific to your animals.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Beet Pulp Pellets can be stored by unloading on a cement slab, preferably covered, or stored in conventional hopper bottom bins. They can be transferred in the hopper, end-dump, or live bottom trucks. Feeding and handling will depend on the method of storing and the feeding systems available. Still, they can be easily handled in traditional automated systems or front-end loader mixer wagon combinations.