Feedstuffs - Cereal Grans & Processed Cereal Grains (Barley)

Whole Barley

Whole Barley

  • Not as widely available in west U.S. as corn, wheat, and oats.
  • Compared to corn, it contains less energy but has more protein, lysine, and fiber.
  • Usually processed in some way prior to feeding (coarsely ground, steam-rolled, crimped, etc.).
  • Bulk density = 48 lbs/bushel

Average Nutrient Content

  • Ruminant TDN = 88%
  • Monogastric ME = 1320 Kcal/lb
  • Crude Protein = 12.5%
Physical Description - brown color, oblong shape, irregular edges, and a slightly rough texture.

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