Harvesting oats/barley with our 1970’s era Massey Ferguson combine. I won’t know an exact yield until I have fed all of it to our hogs over the next year. We finished baling the straw on Friday.
Oats/barley is higher in protein and fiber than corn, but lower in energy. I use oats/barley in the hog rations at a rate of 20% of the ration when it’s available. So that’s 400 lbs. per ton. I reduce the soybean meal by 50 lbs. per ton when I include oats/barley in the ration. I see no noticeable difference in hog performance at this inclusion rate.