Feedstuffs - Cereal Grans & Processed Cereal Grains

Whole Wheat

Whole Wheat

  • Widely grown in the U.S.
  • Primarily used in human food, but can be fed to livestock.
  • Compared to corn, it is slightly lower in energy and higher in protein.
  • Usually processed in some way prior to feeding (coarsely ground, rolled, cracked, etc.).
  • Bulk density = 60 lbs/bushel

Average Nutrient Content

  • Ruminant TDN = 88%
  • Monogastric ME = 1450 Kcal/lb
  • Crude Protein = 13.5%
Physical Description - brown color, short and oblong shape, round edges, crease down middle of one side, and smooth texture

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