Low prices make wheat attractive feed ingredient

Substituting wheat in place of corn for beef and swine diets may prove cost effective, but paying attention to processing is key.

With wheat prices in some areas dipping below corn values, livestock producers may be re-evaluating their options for animal feed. For beef or swine producers, these prices may put them in a position to substitute wheat in livestock rations in place of corn.

A large harvest and relatively slow demand has pulled wheat prices below corn prices in some parts of Kansas, particularly in southwest areas of the state, Kansas State University agricultural economist Dan O’Brien said.

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