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Sugar Beet Chopping Demonstration

Date: Time: 1:00 pm
Panhandle Research & Extension Center
Contact: Karla Jenkins, (308) 632-1245, kjenkins@unl.edu
Sugar beets which are not processed into sugar for human consumption are being evaluated for their feeding value in growing and finishing diets at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center feedlot.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 there will be a beet chopping demonstration using a loader bucket attachment designed and built by Putsch. The demonstration is sponsored by BetaSeed. The attachment demonstration will start at 1:00 p.m. at the research feedlot on Experiment Farm Road, north of Scottsbluff. Sugarbeets will be chopped and mixed with wheat straw targeting a storing mixture of 31% dry matter. This will be stored in agricultural bags and fed in a growing trial, followed by a finishing trial. Research using sugar beets to replace corn in limit fed confinement cow diets indicated gestating cows could be maintained on diets containing sugar beets as well as corn. Research in the dairy industry has reported increased milk production from feeding sugar beets.

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