Beet pulp WITHOUT molasses - WHO sells it and WHERE?
Near to Lexington KY - so far TSC and Southern States all carry beet pulp, lots of it, and it's easy to get at the feed mills too, BUT it has all been dressed with molasses. I'm interested in using it for it's low starch value and I don't want to be serving my horse the equivalent of a sugar frosted bran flake. Does anyone have a brand name seller? Has anyone convinced a local feed store to add the product "just for them" or do I need to buy it by the ton? And how well will it keep?
I've searched the boards and there seem to be a few of us in the Midwest and South who are in my predicament.
To be honest with you I have only asked personally at the feed mill. DH reported to me that TSC and SS had only the molasses variety, which I checked, and it didn't occur to me to ask if they had it in the back.
Knowing that SS has it available in other states gives me hope, and ammunition to present to the store manager if it comes to that. Thanks everybody!
Ditto my Southern States local dealer. When I first started buying from them, they only had molasses-added. I politely informed the manager that there are a ton of horses out there who cannot have the added sugar (like my metabolic mare) and would they please start stocking the Plain Shreds. Done!
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Hi there - our local Tractor Supply carries it plain. They just switched to a new bag - can't remember the brand name but it is yellow and only 25 pounds, looks like a dog food bag. The price is lower, so on a 50 pound basis cost is not higher. Have seen it at more than one TSC store, so perhaps you can get it too.
Thought I'd update on my search for molasses free beet pulp in Central KY. Southern States (nearest to me) has had it in stock before but is no longer able to get it, they buy their feed from a mill in KY which does not offer it. Period.
I am really very disappointed in my Southern States, since one of the kids behind the desk said "oh yes, we used to get it all the time by mistake".
Tried the closest local feed mills, including a big one that makes race horse feeds, they truck it in without molasses but add molasses to settle the dust. They don't sell it without the molasses. Period.
Finally got a product from TSC, 25 lbs of shreds that do not appear to have molasses, and 40 lbs of pellets that have molasses as a binder.
DH has quite the conspiracy theory going - he says they take $5 worth of beet pulp, $2 worth of molasses, and create a "value added" product that they charge $17 for. Maybe. I am really curious as to why I can't get it without molasses. Anyway we'll be trying the TSC products tomorrow.
May be a moot point if the old guy won't eat it.