Liquid animal feeds: contents and production
ATCO liquid feed products made from sugarbeet molasses or vinasse are created as a by-product in the production of sugar from sugarbeet. Molasses is the liquid component of sugar obtained by separating the sugar in sugarbeet into sugar crystals and a liquid sugar substance through intense centrifugation and pressing. The sugar liquid extracted is separated from the dry matter and boiled down in multiple processing steps. The result of this production process is dark, viscous molasses, characterised by a high sugar content between 43 and 49 percent. The molasses also contains valuable substances including sucrose, glucose and fructose. Vinasse, which is low in sugar and high in crude protein, can be made by fermenting and distilling the molasses. With a calorific value of 288 kcal per 100 grams, our liquid feeds made from sugarbeet molasses are a valuable supplement to feed rations and a great source of energy that is rich in protein, trace elements and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.