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.
Oats are widely grown throughout Australia for stock feed RIVERINA NO. 1 RACEHORSE OATS are prepared using minimum 42lb/hl quality oats, machine dressed and quality guaranteed.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- The high fibre content limits the use of whole oats in pig and poultry diets. It is advised that no more than 40 percent whole oats be included in diets for growing pigs 20 to 40 kg liveweight. Meanwhile the level in diets for finisher pigs should not exceed 60 percent.
- For growing chickens an upper level of whole oats of 30 percent of the diet is advised and for layers 50 percent of the diet.
- In all diets the whole oats should be ground and mixed with other grains.
- Whole oats can be used as the sole grain in diets for horses and ruminant feeds.
SUGGESTED MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES IN TOTAL DIET
|SPECIES||MAX. INCLUSION RATES|
|PIGS - Weaner||Nil|
|PIGS - Grower||40%|
|PIGS - Finisher||60%|
|CHICKENS - Growing||20%|
|CHICKENS - Layer||20%|
Refer to M. Evans1.
Must be ground for feeding to pigs and poultry. Can be fed whole to horses, sheep and cattle.