Looking for Reasons to Feed Grain?

Feeding grain delivers a measurable response, especially for dairy farmers where it means additional milk in the vat for each kg of grain fed.

Scroll down this page for more reasons and details on why you should feed grain this season.


Profitability of Feeding Grain

The long term and short term responses from grain feed and understanding the profitability of grain feed.

Supplementary Dairy Feeding

How grain can be readily and successfully integrated into the diet of dairy cows.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information and uses for each grain type.

Grain Feed Options

Suitable types of grain for each stock class.

Valuing Supplementary Dairy Feed

Comparing the true value of a range of purchased in feeds.

PKE Comparison

Comparing grains with Palm Kernel Expeller Meal (PKE).

Grain Feeding Ruminants

Basic nutrition for grain-fed animals.

The importance of feeding starch

As an industry, we’ve come a long way since we valued feed simply on a dry matter (DM) basis. Megajoules of metabolisable energy (MJME) is the industry standard way to define feed quality. Ranking feeds from high to low MJME/kgDM helps prioritise the very best feeds for high demand stock classes. Dietary starch is the next most valuable way to rank value of a feed, for lactating dairy cows, particularly.

Calf Weening and Shed Design

Caring for calves requires a delicate balance of nutrition, environment management, and proper weaning techniques. In the videos produced by PGG Wrightson below, you'll learn the basics of managing calf diets and calf shelter to produce healthy growth and rumen development, ensuring the best start for your future herd.

The videos offer guidance on formulating balanced calf diets, tips for ensuring a healthy environment, transitioning to solid feed, and implementing effective weaning strategies. The content is carefully curated by industry professionals who share a passion for raising healthy calves.

PGG Wrightson Grain produces a range of hard feeds that are cost-effective and carefully crafted with 100% NZ-grown grain and are specifically formulated for bringing calves through the weaning and post-weaning phases. In addition to the hard feeds for calves, the Gusto product range also has a wide variety of grain-based feeds that cater to many different livestock operations.