Fodder beet in TMR

Bruce Almighty

Mixed Farmer
We grow beet for our sheep which they either graze in-situ or feed through an auger bucket & chop coarsely.

We also feed beet whole to bulling heifers & they love it.

Put beet in front of the milkers & they won't look at it, split it with a shovel etc & not interested.

Maize stocks are limited & I'd like to get some beet into the milkers, what's the best thing to do?
We have a Keenan but it doesn't chop & our current TMR is 50/50 grass & maize silage with QLF tmr40 (molasses) rolled wheat and soya rape.

What is the best way of storing beet when harvested as the weather warms up?

Thanks in advance


Would the Keenan not smash it up enough if you put it in first?
We fed some with our tub and the cows went for it right away! Spend ages rooting it out

Bruce Almighty

Mixed Farmer
Thanks for replies.

The heifers took to it straight away, root forked out of the bucket into the trough by hand.

I think we'll try forking some into the cow trough the same as heifers & be patient.

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