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  • Joined Jan 2014
Sugar / fibre beet
« on: October 17, 2014, 10:27:05 am »
I feed my horses fibre beet - the pelleted stuff that you have to soak. I read on the bag that it is also suitable feed for ruminants - of which I have goats and sheep.

Has anyone else fed soaked fibre/ sugar beet to their sheep over winter and if so, how much?

Thank you!


  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 03:26:48 pm »
I have fed my sheep. I soaked it but then found out that you don't have to for sheep so have also given it dry as well.
I can't say about quantities because I just added a bit to what i was already feeding them.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits


  • Joined May 2014
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 08:12:34 pm »
Goats love it, soaked in hot water while its still warm, or cold or dry, sheep, I fed it soaked and cold or dry, can't tell you quantities I just add to whatever else I'm feeding I don't weigh it or the feed I go by what I see unless its pretty lambing then I weigh feed. :thumbsup:


  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 09:09:34 pm »
We fed sugar beet (dry and soaked) to our flock as they were very underweight when they arrived it really helped build them up. For a flock of 11 we get through a bag about every 3 weeks but now we really only use it as a treat to keep them coming to us. In our local feed store sugar beet is about half the price of fibre beet, so unless I specifically wanted to up the fibre intake  i'd use sugar beet,


  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 11:46:39 pm »
We use it as an addition not on it own


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 01:03:59 pm »
If you look on the TRIDENT sugar beet  site it gives all products and  max feeding rates   , its a good product very palatable unaffected by rain  , but nuts have in rare instances been said to cause choking and even death in sheep , never seen it myself and iv'e fed this on its own in large amounts


  • Joined May 2013
Re: Sugar / fibre beet
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 07:31:53 pm »
we feed it dry with beef nuts in winter. mine don't like it pre-soaked.


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