Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Improving feed grains


Feeds, Animal nutrition, Feed grains, Grain legumes, Western Australia

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Clearly, to encourage grain growers to focus their production systems towards feed grains, it is important to first identify the reasons for variation in the nutritional value of grains and then to develop rapid, cheap, and accurate methods of measuring these factors. The analytical methods should ideally be suitable for application either at the site of grain delivery from the farm or within the place of stockfeed manufacture. This will mean the nutritional value of the grain can be known before it is used. The rational marketing of feed grains could then be achieved, with the benefits from more efficient animal production being shared between the grain grower and animal producer. .