Fodder beet is a poor source of protein less than 7%. Dry matter content ranges from 14-22%. Fodder beet is a popular feed in Denmark and Netherlands for dairy cattle and young ruminants. In India now it is gaining popularity as livestock feed.
Care is required in feeding cattle on high dry matter fodder beet since excessive intake may cause digestive upsets hypocalcemia and even death. The digestive disturbances are probably associated with high sugar content of the root.