Beet Pulp Pellets

Beet pulp is the fibrous portion of the sugar beet, left after the sugar and liquid has been removed.  It is mechanically pressed, dried, and then pelletized into a 5/16” (8mm) diameter pellet. The fiber in beet pulp is highly digestible making it a good non-starch energy source for cattle and horses.  It is a popular feed used by dairy farmers as a structural carbohydrate, and is also widely used as an ingredient in the production of pet foods.

Midwest Agri markets beet pulp pellets throughout the world.  Asia and European markets represent our largest export outlets. 

Beet pulp pellets are available in bulk.

  • Local pick up
  • Truck (FOB or Delivered) – Approximately 25 short tons
  • Railcar – Approximately 90 short tons
  • Vessel and Ocean Containers (export customers only) – Please contact our sales department

USES

In growing and finishing diets, beet pulp pellets can replace corn silage or other forages.

For stock cows, it can fill energy requirements and stretch homegrown forage supplies. In dairy rations, beet pulp is an excellent source of structural carbohydrates, 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 lower tract cleanser as well as stool firmer.  It is an excellent source of fermentable fiber.

Please 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 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 method of storing and the feeding systems available but they can be easily handled in traditional automated systems or front-end loader mixer wagon combinations.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS

Variation may occur depending on source.

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Dry Basis

As Fed

Dry Matter 90.73%
Moisture 9.27%
Protein, Crude 8.29% 7.52%
Fiber, Crude 16.97% 15.42%
ADF - Acid Detergent Fiber 26.68% 24.22%
NEL - Net Energy Lactation 0.72 Mcal/lb 0.65 Mcal/lb
NEG - Net Energy Gain 0.46 Mcal/lb 0.41 Mcal/lb
NEM - Net Energy Maintenance 0.78 0.71 Mcal/lb
TDN - Total Digestible Nutrients 69.40% 63.04%
Fat 1.09% 1.00%
Ash 7.56% 6.86%
NFE - Nitrogen Free Extract 66.09% 60.03%
Calcium 1.00% 0.91%
Phosphorus 0.07% 0.06%
Potassium 0.56% 0.51%
Reducing Sugars 2.60% 2.39%
Sucrose 8.96% 8.15%
TSI - Total Sugars as Invert 8.23% 7.43%
 

Random Fact:
The principal fibers in beet pulp are cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin.  It is very low in indigestible lignin, making it one of the most effective fibers available.

Pulp & Export Sales:
Bryan Edwardson
(415) 259-2629