My plan had been to combine the oats, removing the oats from the straw, then bale the straw for bedding. I had to use a backup plan, and cut the oats before they were ready to be harvested, and bale them as forage.
Cattle will readily eat this forage, but I hadn’t considered feeding it to swine until reading Walter’s blog. It’s notable that I’m being inspired by the outliers. Thank you, Walter.