Saturday 26 October 2013

Thirty tonnes of sheep feed causes major traffic jam

Most of the granulated sugar that you eat is extracted from sugar beet. The sugar beet pulp that is left behind is an excellent feed for ruminants and horses, its high in calories and soluble fibre and lowers the over all cost of the animals ration.
 Each October the Crofters of Kilchoan and W. Ardnamurchan buy a thirty tonne load of beet pulp between them for winter sheep feeding. Today the pulp arrived causing the usual traffic chaos as it was being unloaded and transferred to trailers and pick ups. At least six drivers were slightly inconvenienced.

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