Feed Barley ?

Help Support CattleToday:

Stocker Steve

Well-known member
Joined
May 2, 2005
Messages
11,487
Reaction score
784
Location
Central Minnesota
I heard that the amount of barley being feed has gone down as the corn belt moved north and west. Where does barley fit best in low cost rations?
 

Bigfoot

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 16, 2012
Messages
13,282
Reaction score
648
Location
Kentucky
I have no idea, but as a compliment to you, you ask some of the best questions on here. Cost of gain, return on investment, etc and so on. I hadn't heard those words since college. Makes me want to try harder.
 

Dave

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Messages
10,726
Reaction score
3,010
Location
Baker County, Oregon
From college animal nutrition class about 45 years ago it was taught that barley was worth about 95% of the value of corn.
 

turklilley

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
179
Reaction score
0
Location
Central PA
95% of corn, and a whole lot cheaper to grow. Makes for nice white fat too. I use it for 1/4 of my ration.
 

TexasBred

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
30,902
Reaction score
408
Location
Heart of Texas
Good ingredient with more protein than corn and a little less energy but still excellent. Only drawback down this way is cost so it's seldom used in anything except horse feeds and a few show calf feeds.
 

Latest posts

Top