Speedi-Beet® is made from pure unmolassed sugar beet pulp which is a by-product of the sugar beet industry. Sugar beet is grown in Europe and North America as an alternative to sugar cane which is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Speedi-Beet® can be prepared in under 10 minutes instead of the usual 24 hours for traditional sugar beet pulp.
- Simply mix 5 parts of water to 1 part of Speedi-Beet® by weight, that’s about 2½ parts of water to 1 part of Speedi-Beet® by volume.
- Leave to soak for 9 minutes using cold water or 5 minutes using hot water (fantastic in the winter to warm your horse).
- Once Speedi-Beet® has been soaked it can be fed straight away or it can be kept in a cool environment, enabling you to still prepare in advance if you wish.
DO NOT FEED SPEEDI-BEET® DRY.
Unlike other sugar beet products, Speedi-Beet® will absorb up to 5 times its own weight as water. The bulking capacity, however, is mediated by its patented production process and will improve the inherent digestion in the horse. It is therefore recommended that concentrate allowances should be reviewed after a few days to ensure the animal does not gain weight too fast. The following recommendations are for guidance only. If replacing conventional sugar beet with Speedi-Beet®, direct substitution can be carried out but because of improved nutrient availability it will be necessary to adjust the current feeding regime accordingly. Where Speedi-Beet® is introduced, care should be taken to offer in increasing amounts, initially, to achieve recommended levels. As Speedi-Beet® is highly palatable beware of overfeeding. As a guide, horses require 2% of body weight as feed per day. At least 25% must be fed as forage or high fibre alternatives. Speedi-Beet® can be fed up to 30% of the daily feed, depending on the circumstances.
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|Oil (B) Acid Hydrolysis||0.7|
|Energy DE mj/kg||12.0|
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