ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Beet Pulp

Re: Beet Pulp

Truman Prevatt (truman.prevatt@netsrq.com)
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 10:51:29 -0400

Nutrina has built a brand new state of the art mill in central FL. Since
this mill has come on line they have added a new feed to their Farr line.
This feed is a shredded beet based feed. It looks like shredded plant
materal (beet) mixed with grain and balanced for the horse. Corn oil is
also used to get the fat level to about 6%. Talking with Nutrina this
feed is only available presently out of the FL mill, because of the type of
equipment required to mix the feed.

I have tried it and it seems to be very good and the horses love it. It is
a little more expensive than other feeds but I actually am feeding about a
third less so it is less expensive in the long run. One advantage is since
this feed is not based on the dried beat pulp it doesn't require the
soaking that beet pulp requires. If I am giving it a vet checks I do soak
it, since I like to feed a mash rather than dry feed at vet checks, but the
shredded beet doesn't soak up much water. One of the advantages of this
feed is you can give a lot of energy without giving a lot of grain.


Truman Prevatt
Sarasota, FL

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