Citrus pulp (orange peels): the animal snack that belongs to your feed ration🍊

Citrus pulp

Citrus pulp: also ‘orange peels’ is our product that we are really proud of. But why?

  • It keeps the ration fresh and scalding-free. This way, the cows will have good feed absorption.
  • Crowding out of roughage is hardly noticeable.
  • Citrus pulp is a good product that is easy to store.
  • It also contains a high grade of ascorbic acid, also called vitamin C, which has good health effects.
  • Farmers have noticed an increase in fat percentage when feeding citrus pulp.

But when do you need citrus pulp?

Is the milk production not as good as you expected? Or could the grades use a big boost? Then it might be a good option to choose for citrus pulp. The orange peels result in a fresher and sweater taste, increasing the appetite. Citrus pulp stimulates the feed intake and has a high energy value. Another advantage of citrus pulp is that it fits as a cover on silage. Order your citrus pulp from Van Vulpen Veevoeders in Tiel and take advantage of all the benefits that this tasty animal feed offers.

How much citrus pulp do you need?

Dairy cattle: 5 – 7 kg per day
Beef cattle: 5 – 7 kg per day
Young stock: 2 – 5 kg per day
Sheep: 1 – 2 kg per day

Van Vulpen is known as a distributor of residual flows from the food industry. Over the past 25 years we have grown strongly into a mature company with a clear specialization. In the past years we’ve sold thousands of tons citrus pulp, with over 50 trucks leaving factories each week. In addition to residual flows from the food industry, we also trade roughage, straw, bedding material and fertilizers.

Van Vulpen stands for service, flexibility, involvement and competitive rates. What we want is that our market in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg is relieved as much as possible and that we are valuable to them. In addition, we consider sustainability and think cost efficiency is very important. We are GMP+, Skal Bio Control and Fermentation RBA certified.

A scalding free pit: how to keep it?

Citrus pulp keeps the ration more fresh and scalding-free. When the citrus pulp is used within three weeks, you can store this product on a hard surface without plastic on top.

We put the citrus pulp through the silage because of the sugar. By doing so, we’re assured of good preservation for the mixed silage pit and a good dry matter intake for the cows.

Citrus pulp makes the ration more fresh and scalding-free. This way, the cows will have good feed absorption. Crowding out of roughage is hardly noticeable. Besides that, the orange peels are a good product that is easy to store.

Te Grotenhuis
LIVESTOCK FARMER FROM HALLE

We put the citrus pulp through the silage because of the sugar. By doing so, we’re assured of good preservation for the mixed silage pit and a good dry matter intake for the cows.

Joris Simmes
LIVESTOCK FARMER FROM NETTERDEN

Citrus pulp is one of the most important by-products. Nowadays, it’s grown into a professional quality product. Nearly everyone wants to have our peels. Citrus pulp has officially proven itself.

Maarten van Vulpen
OWNER VAN VULPEN VEEVOEDERS

Citrus pulp: optimal nutritional conditions

When the animals eat citrus pulp, they usually get a higher fat or protein percentage. It also contains a high grade of ascorbic acid, also called vitamin C, which has good health effects on livestock. The nutritional values in citrus pulp create great preservative properties.

Storing a load of citrus pulp on a hard surface is recommended. If you can feed a load of citrus pulp within 3 weeks, then covering with plastic is not necessary. If you want to keep the citrus pulp longer in a good condition, the peels must be covered with plastic.