The long term and short term responses from grain feed and understanding the profitability of grain feed.
How grain can be readily and successfully integrated into the diet of dairy cows.
Nutritional information and uses for each grain type.
Suitable types of grain for each stock class.
Comparing the true value of a range of purchased in feeds.
Comparing grains with Palm Kernel Expeller Meal (PKE).
Basic nutrition for grain-fed animals.
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.