CITRUS PULP

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

Citrus Pulp is the dried residue of peel, pulp and seeds of oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruit. As with most feeds, citrus pulp is dried to a moisture content of approximately 10%. Dried Citrus Pulp is second only to corn as a source of concentrated feed nutrients for dairy and beef cattle, and sheep. It is a good source of calcium, but very low in phosphorus and carotene.

 

 

 

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Based on this data, dried or pelleted citrus pulp is one of the most desirable energy feeds and can be considered in feeding programs as being:

  • A dry carbohydrate concentrate with high total digestible nutrient (TDN) content averaging about 74 %

  • A bulk energy feed with a high degree of water absorption

  • Having an above-average palatability for cattle.

As a general rule, 40 – 45 % of the ground snapped corn in a dairy ration can be replaced by dried citrus pulp or pellets.

 

PACKAGING: 

Citrus Pulp is available in bags or as bulk material. Bagged material is available in 50 lb. Bags.

 

TYPICAL ANALYSIS:

Range Average
Protein % 5.0 – 9.3

6.16

Fat 1.3 – 9.1

3.74

Crude Fiber 6.4 – 16.8

12.28

Ash 3.1 – 8.4

4.68

Moisture 3.5 – 13.7

8.58

 

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