Photo of the Day: Giant Sugar Beet unearthed during harvest

A very large sugar beet from the Klein Farm at Pavillion. Photo submitted by Greg & Rhonda McLaughlin.

(Pavillion, Wyo.) – There are sugar beets, and then there are sugar beets. Unearthed this past week at the Klein farm near Pavillion was a 15 pound sugar beet that Looked more like an octopus than a sugar beet. Sugar beets usually average between one and two pounds in size. Sugar beets raised in Fremont County are trucked to Worland where the farmer-owned Wyoming Sugar Company refines the beets into sugar. Molasses and animal feed are byproducts from the refining process.