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Feeding for Profit
U Nebraska sugar beets.jpg Photo credit Karla Wilkie.
Sugar beets not fit for human consumption can be an economical source of feed for beef cattle.

Low-quality sugar beets may be acceptable cattle feed

Nutrient quality of chopped sugar beets differs from sugar beet pulp, a byproduct of sugar production.

Dropping temperatures in early October may have put some sugar beets in western Nebraska at risk of crown decay, and when decay begins in the beet before it can be processed, it makes the beet unacceptable for sugar production for human consumption, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln cow/calf systems and stocker management specialist Karla Wilke.

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