Granulated sugar beet pulp is an extracted chopped sugar beet, feed waste of sugar production for cattle feeding. This product may be stored for long time and thanks to it is widely spread in cattle breeding.
Granulated dried pulp is grey green cylinders, 8-10 mm in diameter containing up to 88% of dry matters.
In terms of feeding value pulp takes medium place between the oat and hay, it contains by 1.5 times more digestible matters than hay, and almost as much as oat. Pulp is a precious source of fibre which is the best natural energy substrate. Furthermore, sugar beet pulp contains calcium (in sugar production, in the process of extraction limestone is added).
The advantages of storage and transporting of the sugar beet granulated pulp are universally recognized: sparing of space and long storage period, as well as the possibility of transporting of bulks in a small space are important factors in calculation of costs today.
The manufactured beet dry pulp meets the requirements of National State Standard DSTU 4647:2006 "Technical Specifications. Dried pulp".
Critical quality attributes are as follows:
Dried granulated pulp
Table 1 - Organoleptic points
|Point||Dried pulp characteristics|
|without adding of||molasses||amidic||distiller||amidic mineral granulated|
|Colour||Grey||Brownish grey||Brownish grey||Dark brown||Brownish grey|
|Smell||Characteristic, without stale, musty odour, whiteout other foreign smells|
Table 2 - Physical and chemical features
|Feature||Dried pulp norm|
|without adding of||molasses||
|distiller||amidic mineral granulated|
|Moisture weight part, %, not more than||14,0||14,0||14,0||14,0||14,0|
|Crude protein weight part, %, not less than||7||7||7||7||25,0|
|Carbamide weight part added in solution with molasses, %, more than||-||-||6,0||-||8,0|
|Mechanical impurities weight part, %, not more than||1,5||1,5||1,5||1,5||1,5|
|Sucrose weight part, %, not less than||-||10,0||-||-||-|
|Non-granulated pulp weight part, %, not more than||10,0||10,0||10,0||-||10,0|
|Weight of metal foreign matters with the size of up to 2 mm, mg/kg, not more than||100||100||100||100||100|
|Weight of metal foreign matters with the size of more than 2 mm, with sharp edges, mg/kg, not more than||Is not allowed|