A livestock farmers aim is to grow or purchase the cheapest and highest quality fodder/concentrate that will give maximum performance across all categories of stock.
From the ruminant animals’ point of view, beet is one of the safest and most advantageous feeds for beef production. It is one of the cheapest energy sources per tonne dry matter that can be grown on Irish farms.
Beet is a highly palatable, highly digestible feed and an excellent source of sugar energy. It can be fed as a straight feed or as part of a mixed forage diet.