Beet Pulp Shreds

Beet pulp shreds are fibrous flakes from sugar beets after the sugar extraction process.  It is dried to reduce the water content to approximately 9%.  Sugar beet pulp fiber is low-cost, highly digestible, and an extremely palatable feed in a form that is considered less dusty than hay.  Molasses can be added to shreds, called molassed shreds, to make it sweeter and more desirable to finicky, active, or older horses, and helps them keep their weight at an optimum level.

Midwest Agri offers plain shreds in bulk, and plain or molassed shreds in 40-pound bags.  The 40-pound bags are more convenient to handle, making it a favorite at feed stores.  The bags, shipped on pallets, allows a manageable package of feed for smaller ranches or farms that raise horses, cattle or other farm animals.

  • Local pick up:   bagged shreds – full pallets only (48 bags, 1,920 lbs)
  • Truck (FOB or Delivered):  Bagged shreds (21.12 short tons, 22 pallets, 1056 bags)

USES

Sugar beet pulp allows animals to be on full feed and reduces the danger of bloating and digestive disturbance. For show animals, sugar beet pulp has a cooling effect and enhances the bloom of the coat for best appearance, and when soaked in water, it provides succulence in the ration and adds water to the diet. Sugar beet pulp provides a variety in feed rations, firms stools for cleaner pen operation, and allows for increased feed intake.

Please consult your nutritionist for uses specific to your animals.

STORAGE AND HANDLING

Sugar beet pulp shreds can easily be stacked and stored. Changes in temperature are not harmful if reasonably dry conditions are maintained. Roaches and weevils will not attack sugar beet pulp shreds nor is it susceptible to rodent damage. When kept dry, sugar beet pulp shreds can be stored over a year.  Bagged shreds are delivered on pallets, so can be handled by a conventional forklift, or other equipment with forklift capabilities.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS

Variation may occur depending on source.

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Dry Basis

As Fed

Dry Matter 91.50%
Moisture 8.50%
Protein, Crude 9.21% 8.42%
TDN 74.78% 67.78%
Fiber, Crude 18.17% 16.62%
ADF - Acid Detergent Fiber 22.71% 20.78%
NDF - Neutral Detergent Fiber 44.15% 40.40%
NEL - Net Energy Lactation 77.04 Mcal/lb 70.49 Mcal/lb
NEG - Net Energy Gain 51.79 Mcal/lb 47.38 Mcal/lb
NEM - Net Energy Maintenance 80.00 Mcal/lb 73.20 Mcal/lb
Total Sugars 9.56% 8.75%
Total Sugars - Molasses 15.50% 14.20%
Fat 0.70% 0.64%
Ash 6.22 5.69%
Calcium 1.72% 1.57%
Phosphorus 0.08% 0.07%
Magnesium 0.33% 0.30%
Potassium 0.36% 0.33%
Sulfur 0.38% 0.35%
Boron 45.00 ppm 41.17 ppm
Manganese 86.00 ppm 78.70 ppm
Zinc 21.00 ppm 19.21 ppm
Copper 16.00 ppm 14.64 ppm
Iron 308.00 ppm 281.82 ppm
Aluminum 259.00 ppm 236.98 ppm
Sodium 911.00 ppm 833.56 ppm
 

Random Fact:
Sugar beet shreds are usually fed to horses in addition to hay, and can be used as a replacement feed for older horses who have chewing or digestion difficulties.

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