Fodder beet

jackrussell101

Member
Mixed Farmer
Potential fodder beet newbie here...

Can you just feed it whole in a TMR?

I don't think my wagon has over brilliant knives on it anymore...
 
Also in the last pic there is an unused trough on the right hand side , could I get away with putting it all down there in one hit at the same time as I feed meal or would that be too much starch in one hit
Currently feeding 5kgs of meal after each milking , on top of grass silage
Fodder Beet contains sugar and hardly any starch. typical analysis is 2% starch and 65% Sugar
 

Masseymad

Member
Potential fodder beet newbie here...

Can you just feed it whole in a TMR?

I don't think my wagon has over brilliant knives on it anymore...
Same boat here started feeding 2 weeks ago just feeding it whole in the feeder, our knives arent great. we got told to either feed it whole or make sure its chopped up properly so they cant choke on it.
 

pine_guy

Member
Location
North Cumbria
We did last year
We have no knives. Bit I didn’t like was if it’s not washed beet, you clean the soil off onto the silage. But it didn’t seem to bother intakes. The other thing is they love it and will hunt it out in the trough sometimes managing to shovel silage out. But we where only feeding a kilo to use some up
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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