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

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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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