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.
In the steam flaking process, grain is initially cleaned then conditioned in a steam chest which cooks the grain before it is rolled into a flat flake. This process significantly improves the digestibility of the grain.
Wheat is widely grown in Australia, mainly for flour milling, with wheat not suitable for flour being used as stock feed.
The protein, amino acid and energy content of wheat can vary widely. A protein range of 10 to 18.5 percent on an ‘as fed’ basis (11 to 21 percent on a dry matter basis) can occur in practice.
- Wheat, molasses, mould inhibitor.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- STEAM FLAKED WHEAT can be mixed with other ingredients to form a balanced diet.
- A buffer should be added to sheep and cattle diets to help reduce acidosis.
SUGGESTED MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES IN TOTAL DIET
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- Manufactured to strict quality control standards for incoming raw materials and the finished product.