Types of Agri-Products
American Crystal Sugar Company markets its Agri-products through its ownership in Midwest Agri-Commodities.
American Crystal’s sugar processing approach results in a variety of agri-products made from sugar beets. These agri-products include beet pulp pellets, beet pulp shreds, beet molasses and raffinate. The products are marketed through Midwest Agri-Commodities Company, based in San Rafael, California. These products are sold primarily for use in pet food manufacturing, as a feed stock enhancer in dairy production, for baker’s yeast for manufacturing, for beet pulp for cattle, and for a variety of other feed-related applications.
American Crystal Sugar Company markets its agri-products through its ownership in Midwest Agri-Commodities. Midwest Agri-Commodities is owned by American Crystal Sugar Company and three other agri-product producing cooperatives. Midwest Agri-Commodities is a leading marketer of sugar beetagri-products around the globe. In fact, they market over one million tons of these agri-products each year in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
See the information below to learn more about the agri-products American Crystal produces. If you’re looking for more detailed information, contact Midwest Agri-Commodities.
Beet Pulp Pellets
Beet pulp pellets are the fibrous portions of the sugar beet left after the sugar is removed. The leftover sugar beet is mechanically pressed and dried to reduce the moisture content to approximately 9%. Then the beet pulp is pelletized into a 5/16-inch pellet. The fiber in beet pulp pellets is highly digestible which make it a great non-starch energy source.
Sugar Beet Pulp Shreds
Sugarbeet pulp shreds are agri-products specific to the sugar beet industry. The shreds offer high quality beet pulp for cattle feed and for a variety of other types of livestock feed. The sugar beet pulp shreds are the fibrous portion of the sugar beet left after the sugar is removed, and are mechanically pressed and dried to reduce the water content to approximately 9%. Sugar beet pulp fiber is highly digestible, extremely palatable, and less dusty than hay in its feed form. This product is available in 40 lb. bags and comes in plain and beet molasses-added forms.
Beet molasses is another agri-product specific to the sugar beet industry. Beet molasses is the residual liquid left over from the sugar beet extraction process, providing an excellent source of energy for livestock. In addition to livestock and cattle, beet molasses is also a valuable resource for the fermentation industry.
Raffinate is desugared beet molasses. It’s a product specific to the sugar beet industry. Raffinate is made up of the residual liquid that’s created when the sugar is removed from beet molasses. It provides an excellent source of energy and protein for livestock.