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Oats are widely used in porridge and other breakfast cereals. Oatfeed is produced as a by-product of processing porridge and consists of a mixture of hulls and meal remaining from the screening and dehulling process.


A feed of low nutritive value but well suited to ruminant feed. It has a high level of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and a variable composition which is dependent on the levels of included hulls, flour and screen dust. Oatfeed needs careful mineral supplementation.


• A source of digestible fibre
• Low starch and high digestible fibre

Feed Rates

• Milking Cows Up to 4 (typically 1)kg
• Dry Cows Up to 3 kg
• Replacement Heifers Up to 3 kg and up to 35% of the DMI
• Calves (to 12 weeks) Up to 1 kg and up to 25% of the DMI
• Growing Cattle Up to 3 kg and up to 35% of the DMI
• Finishing Cattle Up to 4 kg and up to 40% of the DMI
• Suckler Cows Up to 4 (typically 1)kg
• Ewes and Rams Up to 1 (typically 0.25)kg
• Hoggets and Lambs Up to 1.5 kg and up to 50% of the DMI