A valuable feed product based on beet fibres
We produce a range of dried pulp products. In addition to pellets of varying diameters, we also differentiate between molasses-free and molasses-containing dried pulp pellets with varying total sugar content. We also offer organic sugar beet pulp.
All of our animal feed products comply with stringent animal feed quality standards. They satisfy quality assurance specifications and several of our factories are GMP+ certified.
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Pressed beet pulp
Pressed sugar beet pulp is a product of our production of sugar, rich in nutrients and beet fibres. Pressed beet pulp for direct feeding or as silage is a highly preferred feedstuff for all ruminants. It has a dry substance content of approximately 25 %, which varies depending on the specific sugar factory.
Dried sugar beet pulp
Sugar beet pulp is a valuable animal feed product based on the beet fibres that are left behind after the sugar extraction process. The extracted beet pulp is dried and then pressed into pellets. Not only does that mean this valuable feedstuff can easily be stored and transported, it also makes it easier to grind and mix together with other animal feed components.
Dried pulp pellets are an important component in the production of compound feed. It can also be fed directly to cows, sheep and other animal species.
Sugar beet pulp with molasses
Most of the beet pulp is mixed with sugar beet molasses before drying. Molasses contains the sugar that is bound within the syrup and can therefore not be directly extracted in crystalline form. This sugar is very easily digestible.
It represents an important additional energy source for monogastric animals. Ruminants benefit from the molasses, particularly because the sugar becomes rapidly available in the rumen. This sugar is lacking in many other animal feeds, especially those made from silage.
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The extraction of sugar starts with the cleaning of the sugar beets delivered to the factory, before the beet is sliced into small strips (pulp) and then mashed by exposure to water at 70°C in order to dissolve thin sugar juices from the pulp. The thin sugar juices and the pulp are separated in an extraction tower, leaving sugar beet pulp which we can press and dry for use as animal feed.
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Our appetising sugar beet pulp has outstanding fibre digestibility to a degree rarely seen in other feed material. Besides good swelling capacities, the energy supplement from sugar beet pulp enhances the wellbeing of cattle, horses, pigs and sheep.
Dried sugar beet pulp is a valuable source of roughage, and therefore an optimal animal feed supplement. Sugar beet pulp has a high proportion of fibre, which is particularly easily exploitable by ruminants but also by other animals. Fibre largely consists of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and pectin, which can be continuously metabolised, unlike starch and sugar. The nutrients are almost exclusively degraded by microorganisms in the rumen and in the large intestines, where they are primarily broken down into acetic acid. Acetic acid is a building block for synthesising fat and is less harmful to the rumen than the lactic acid which is produced in considerable quantities when digesting starch.
The water absorption capacity of dried beet pulp is an important property in the digestive tracts of monogastric animals (such as pigs). Because the fibres are not digested until they enter the large intestines, the swelling up of the pulp, and therefore the filling of the digestive tract, calms down the animals, e.g. farrowing sows, and prevents excess fattening
Storage and shelf life of our sugar beet pulp
Storage should take place in conditions with a relative humidity of no more than 65 %. Only store this product in locations with adequate insulation and appropriate ventilation to ensure that the product remains undamaged. Dried sugar beet pulp with molasses can be stored for several months under optimal storage conditions