Livestock Feed

The Smart Choice for Animal Agriculture

In the livestock industry, the Sorghum Checkoff is developing educational materials, conducting research, and visiting livestock operations, as well as feed manufacturers, to make them aware of the financial benefits of using sorghum.

Animal agriculture is one of the most important markets for sorghum production in the United States. Sorghum is utilized in the beef, swine, dairy and poultry industries. Sorghum grain, stalks and leaves can be utilized in various feed ingredients.

Sorghum is the smart choice for animal agriculture for numerous reasons. Not only does sorghum fit well into a low-cost formulation of feed rations but it has an ease of feed acceptance. U.S. sorghum has little to no tannins as well as a low incidence of mycotoxins. Research and end-use development of sorghum are ongoing to enhance its use in animal agriculture.

Beef Production

Grain and forage sorghum have a longstanding history in cattle production and fit well as a reliable ingredient in feed rations. Studies indicate sorghum has similar production performance to comparable grains when processed properly. Sorghum also has comparable energy content.



Beef Feeding Guide - English

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Beef Feeding Guide - Spanish

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Beef Feeding Guide - French

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Beef Feeding Guide - Chinese

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Swine Production

Grain sorghum and sorghum DDGS provide an excellent, cost effective energy source for swine production and can completely replace other grains. Sorghum offers a favorable digestible amino acid profile, available phosphorus content and fatty acid profile.



Feed Value Benefits of Sorghum…

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Swine Feeding Guide - English

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Swine Feeding Guide - Spanish

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Swine Nutrition Study

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Dairy Production 

Sorghum forage, grain and dried distillers grain offer an advantage of reducing ration cost. Sorghum can replace other grains in dairy rations with no difference in dry matter intake, milk yield, milk fat percent and breeding worth.



Dairy Feeding Guide - English

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Poultry Production

Sorghum can be used as a primary ingredient in poultry feed rations. The digestibility of crude protein and amino acids in sorghum are favorable to comparable grains. U.S. sorghum has little to no tannins, maximizing nutrient digestibility of sorghum in poultry. While unprocessed sorghum can be included in rations, processing can improve the availability of nutrients and feed value.



Poultry Feeding Guide - English

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Poultry Feeding Guide - Spanish

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