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In some cases, excess beets are available to livestock producers when processing plants are unable to utilize them for sugar production.  This livestock producer devised a way to chop sugar beets through a forage harvester in order to feed them to beef cattle.  Whole beets are processed in this manner to reduce the risk of cattle choking.

Chopping sugar beets

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

Publisher: North Dakota State University

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Description: In some cases, excess beets are available to livestock producers when processing plants are unable to utilize them for sugar production. This livestock producer devised a way to chop sugar beets through a forage harvester in order to feed them to beef cattle. Whole beets are processed in this manner to reduce the risk of cattle choking.

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