Feedstuffs - Cereal Grans & Processed Cereal Grains

Whole Rye

Whole Rye

  • Not a very important feed grain in the U.S.
  • Lower palatability than most other cereal grains.
  • Compared to corn, it is slightly lower in energy and higher in protein.
  • Except when fed to sheep, it should be processed prior to feeding (ground, cracked, etc.).
  • Bulk density = 56 lbs/bushel

Average Nutrient Content

  • Ruminant TDN = 88%
  • Monogastric ME = 1375 Kcal/lb
  • Crude Protein = 12.5%
Physical Desciption - brownish-gray coor, long an full shape, round edges, and a smooth texture.

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