Grains are the major energy source in most animal diets. The energy levels are related to the amount of starch in the grain. The ranking from highest to lowest in energy is maize, sorghum, wheat, barley then oats. For more information on trading in Grains see the Commodities page.
Chick peas are a pulse grown in Australia, primarily for human consumption. Chick pea seed that does not meet the standard for human consumption is generally used for stock feed.
Gradings or split seed can be available for use for stock feed.
Chick peas are high in lysine, but are low in methionine, cystine and tryptophan.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Chick peas can be included in the diets of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.
- Uncooked chick peas contain a trypsin inhibitor and therefore are not recommended to be fed to young stock. Cooking chick peas will destroy this trypsin inhibitor.
SUGGESTED MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES IN TOTAL DIET
|SPECIES||MAX. INCLUSION RATES|
|PIGS - Weaner||10%|
|PIGS - Grower||15%|
|PIGS - Finisher||25%|
|PIGS - Breeder||10%|
|POULTRY - Layer||5%|
The presence of a trypsin inhibitor prevent the use in feeds for young stock.