Wheat is the second largest grain crop in South Dakota and is grown extensively in many parts of the state. It has long been recognized as being second only to yellow corn as an individual grain for poultry. Wheat bran and middlings have for many years been a recognized part of starting, growing, and laying mashes for chick and poultry feeding but definite experimental work on their actual individual values seems to be lacking. As wheat is grown on so many farms, particularly in certain sections in the state, and as poultry is kept on approximately 85 per cent of South Dakota farms, this study was undertaken to determine whether ground wheat could be substituted in laying mashes for the more commonly recommended bran and middlings.
laying hen nutrition, feeding hens wheat
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Tully, W.C. and Taylor, J.B., "Wheat and Wheat By-Products for Laying Hens" (1934). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 284.