Adding sugar beets to the diet of rabbits gives the opportunity to improve the taste of meat several times, and its mineral composition makes the fur much stronger. In addition, sugar beet contributes to the normal development of animals.
Sugar beet is a waste-free plant, as not only the root crop itself, but also its leaves are used as animal feed. Beet leaves have antiseptic properties, which is important for rabbits. It is advisable to grow beets in the garden. Sugar beet loves sunny places and black soil. Some fruits reach more than twenty centimeters in length and weigh up to one kilogram or more. Root beets are used in food fresh, in dried form, as well as they are part of the silo. The most nutritious, recognized silage, made from sugar beets, boiled potatoes and green mass of legumes. A large amount of beet in feed in rabbits that are not accustomed to this feed can cause diarrhea. Therefore, rabbits should be taught to feed sugar beet gradually, starting from one month of age. Rabbits between the ages of one and two months are given daily fifty grams of sugar beet. Moreover, their one-time rate should be no more than twenty-five grams. Little two-month-old bunnies are given a hundred grams of sugar beet a day until they are three months old. From three months to four, they give already one hundred fifty grams per day; rabbits over four months old are given two hundred fifty grams of this vegetable per day. Adult animals can be given up to half a kilogram of beets per day, respectively, one hundred and fifty grams per feeding. Rabbits usually with great pleasure nibble on these sweet roots. Before feeding, you need to wash and dry the sugar beets. And also, if there are rotten and rot-prone places, remove them. You can not feed the rabbits with beets, which left the ground after harvesting, as well as wet and rotten roots. Such carelessness leads to the disease of animals, and sometimes to their death.
It is important to know that sugar beet in composition of nutrients, twice as much as fodder beet. Beet can not be included in the diet of rabbits, because it causes them to have stomach and intestinal diseases.
Since ancient times, it is known that tasty, healthy meat and durable, beautiful fur are given by animals that receive adequate nutrition. What gives sugar beets to rabbits, it is necessary to consider this in more detail. The composition of sugar beet includes such organic substances as proteins, fats. It contains up to 24% sugar, water. up to 80%. And it is very important that sugar beet sugar is easily absorbed by the body of animals. Of great importance is the fact that this beet contains all the B vitamins, without which the body simply cannot function normally. As you know, without vitamin C, the body is not able to benefit from iron. Both of these components are abundantly contained in sugar beets. In addition to iron, sugar beet roots contain iodine, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, calcium. BUT
also in large quantities are present: bioflavonoids, pectin, betaine. Due to this diverse composition of minerals and vitamins, sugar beet successfully increases hemoglobin and red blood cells in the blood. Stimulates the cardiovascular system, strengthens blood vessels, normalizes the gastrointestinal tract. Helps to function normally the nervous system, as well as enhances the body’s defensive response, improving immunity. Rabbits, which get enough sugar beet as food, are able to resist even coccidiosis.
Sugar beet produces sugar, pulp, molasses and valuable fertilizer defact. Beet pulp goes to feed cattle. From molasses do alcohol, glycerin, citric acid, yeast. Beetroot makes ethanol, which is diesel fuel.
Rabbits well digest the food to which they were taught from one month of age and also the one that the female consumed during feeding. Therefore, pregnant and lactating females should be fed the food that fed all the rabbits on the farm, not forgetting such wonderful food as sugar beet. They feed pregnant and lactating rabbits three times a day. With each feeding, the female should receive, in addition to the rest of the food, no less than one hundred fifty grams of sugar beet. The same number of these root crops should be received by the male producers, but only if the males and females received sugar beets as food from a month old. Very good to plant sugar beets in the garden. Harvesting roots should be in dry weather, cleaning should be completed before the fifth of October. The beet topper is a valuable food, it also has vitamins and has antiseptic properties. The tops can be dried or added to the silo. For some time, the tops can be given to rabbits in a dried state. If the weather is dry, the roots should be laid out on a tarpaulin to dry. Beets can be stored in wooden boxes in a ventilated basement. The temperature in the basement should not exceed ten. Fifteen degrees Celsius. It is necessary to select the roots that have been mechanically damaged during harvesting. This sugar beet should be folded separately so that the damaged places are uncovered, other root crops, otherwise rot and tsvet may appear, which will damage other, nearby lying vegetables. This beet should feed the rabbits in the first place. Sugar beets are good for giving to animals in combination with boiled potatoes, cereals, with the greenness of leguminous forage plants, in winter with hay. This beet can be added to the silo.
Rabbits that eat sugar beet give very tender, tasty, and most importantly healthy meat. Such meat provides a healthy diet for any diet. It is especially recommended for diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous system.