Riverina Whole Barley

Riverina Whole Barley

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Riverina Stockfeeds
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$20.35
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$20.35
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Barley can be included in the diets of most classes of animals as an energy source. Its protein content does not vary as widely as other grains. However, it has a higher fibre level and a lower energy level, which will limit its use in diets of certain animals and stages.

The feeding value of barley for pigs and poultry is inferior to other cereal grains. This is due mainly to its lower energy content and its variable content of largely indigestible carbohydrate components (indigestible B-glucans, fibre).

Barley may be used as the sole grain in diets for all classes of pigs, cattle, horses, sheep and goats.
Besides removing the hull, various other methods of processing have been used to improve its feeding value. These include soaking in water, treatment with enzymes, steam pressure and pelleting. Pelleting barley has been shown to improve performance and feed utilisation in pigs and this has been essentially due to the increased intake and reduced wastage observed with pellets. The other methods have given variable results.