Oats

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OATS
Cereal grain produced grown widely in cooler temperate regions primarily for the human food breakfast market but still a valuable energy source for farm livestock.

Feeding
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• Dairy cows – up to 5kg / head / day
• Beef – up to 85% of compound
• Sheep – up to 1kg / head / day

All information, data and recommendations given are as a guide only and rations should be carefully formulated and contain sufficient forage to maintain high animal health.

Key Features
• Higher in fibre than other cereals
• Good starch and energy levels and high energy
• High palatability and commonly used in coarse mixes in rolled form
• High level of conjugated fatty acids may reduce milk butterfat levels
• Fed whole rolled or ground
• Less risk of acidosis when high levels of oats introduced ideal for finishing lambs
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