What is it?
Beet pulp is a highly digestible fiber source that is a byproduct in the processing of sugar beets for sugar. It’s basically what’s left over after the sugar is extracted from sugar beets.
Since the sugar beet industry is happy to have a way dispose of the pulp, it is one of the more inexpensive feeds available to supplement in your horse’s diet. Beet pulp is similar in energy value to oats but the energy comes from digestible fiber and not from starch making it healthier.
What is the Nutritional Value of Beet Pulp?
Beet pulp has about the same protein as a good grass hay, averaging 8 to 10%, however it is higher in calories than hay. It is a good source of fermentable fiber, is fairly high in calcium, high in crude fiber but basically has no vitamin content.