Beet Molasses Product Analysis (pdf file)

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Beet Molasses
Beet Molasses is a co-product of the sugar beet industry, and offers a valuable feed resource to the cattle industry and fermentation industry. Beet Molasses is the residual liquid left over from the sugar extraction process, providing an excellent source of energy for livestock.

Typical Analysis
Variation may occur depending on source
Dry Basis As Fed
Dry Matter 78.70%
Moisture 21.30
Protein, Crude 7.06 8.93%
Fiber, Crude 0.0 0.0%
ADF - Acid Detergent Fiber 0.0 0.0
NEL - Net Energy Lactation 0.90 0.71 Mcal/lb
NEG - Net Energy Gain 0.67 0.53 Mcal/lb
NEM - Net Energy Maintenance 1.00 0.79 Mcal/lb
TDN - Total Digestible Nutrients 86.08 68.20%
Fat 0.32 0.11%
Ash 9.62 12.15%
NEF - Nitrogen Free Extract 78.77 62.42%
Calcium 0.07 0.05%
Phosphorus 0.03 0.02%
Potassium 4.99 3.96%
PH 8.64 s.u.
Reducing Sugars 2.65%
TSI - Total Sugars as Invert 51.40%
Brix 85.90

Use and Application
Beet Molasses is an excellent source of energy and a good source of protein and some essential minerals. In growing and finishing diets it can be added in total mixed rations or blended with other liquid ingredients for a liquid feed. For beef cows and back rounding it can be top-dressed to improve palatability of poor hay or corn stalks.

Storage and Handling
Beet Molasses must be stored in a well-insulated, heated tank; at temperatures above 110 degrees it can easily be pumped with a 2.5 to 3 HP pump and 3 inch tubing.

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