Beet pulp pellets are formed from dried sugar beet pulp. Typically, molasses is added during the drying process. The primary advantage of pelletizing over pressed pulp is ease of handling. Pelletizing also facilitates transportation and offers the opportunity for stable long-term storage. The ability to easily transport and store pellets allows for a consistent feeding program throughout the year.
Nutritionally, molasses beet pulp pellets have the roughage properties of chopped hay and the high energy characteristics of corn. This feature makes molasses beet pulp pellets a valuable feed for cattle feeders, dairies, and lamb feeding operations.
Typically, molasses beet pulp pellets contain 3% molasses on a dry matter basis. Pellets are dried to 11% moisture and weigh 42 pounds per cubic foot. They are 5/16” in diameter and approximately one inch long.
Nutritional Characteristics of Molasses Beet Pulp Pellets**
All charts represented as typical. Actual comparison may vary according to location or crop condition.· All charts computed on a Dry Matter Basis unless otherwise noted.* Typical analysis based on Western Sugar and independent laboratory analytical data.** Based on Feedstuffs 1989 Reference Issue. Vol. 61, Number 31. July 26, 1989
- Ingredient Component Dry Matter % (as fed)
- Crude Protein
- Crude Fat
- Crude Fiber
- Ruminant TDN
- Net Energy – Maintenance
- 0.86 MCal/lb
- Net Energy – Gain
- 0.57 MCal/lb