Alternative Feeds for Ruminants

North Dakota State University - Greg Lardy

Type: Webpage
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Huge long list of alternative feed options.

This publication provides a brief overview of possible feedstuffs for cattle and sheep producers along with general feeding recommendations.

Feeds are listed alphabetically under the broad categories of:

  • Forages
  • Residues and fibrous coproducts
  • Weeds
  •  Roots, tubers and associated coproducts
  • Grains, screenings and grain processing coproducts
  • Oilseeds and protein meals
  • Liquid coproducts

It covers the following:

  1. Forages and Fibrous Coproducts
    1. ALFALFA PELLETS
    2. ALFALFA PASTURE – LATE SEASON
    3. BULRUSH
    4. CANOLA FORAGE, GRAZED
    5. CANOLA FORAGE, HAYED
    6. CANOLA FORAGE, SILAGE
    7. CANOLA STRAW
    8. CATTAILS
    9. COVER CROPS
    10. HOLLOWSTEM
    11. LAKEREED
    12. MILLET HAY
    13. MINT HAY or SILAGE
    14. MUSTARD HAY and SILAGE
    15. SAFFLOWER HAY
    16. SLOUGH HAY
    17. SMALL-GRAIN HAY
    18. SMALL GRAIN, STANDING
    19. SORGHUM (FORAGE), SORGHUM-SUDAN and SUDANGRASS
    20. SOYBEAN HAY
    21. SUNFLOWER SILAGE
  2. Straws, Residues and Fibrous Coproducts
    1. AMMONIATED STRAW
    2. BUCKWHEAT HAY
    3. BUCKWHEAT HULLS
    4. BUCKWHEAT STRAW
    5. CEREAL GRAIN STRAW
    6. CHAFF, SMALL GRAIN
    7. CHAFF, AMMONIATED
    8. CHICKPEA RESIDUE
    9. CORN COBS
    10. CORN RESIDUE, GRAZED
    11. CORN STOVER, HARVESTED
    12. DRY EDIBLE BEAN RESIDUE
    13. FIELD PEA RESIDUE
    14. FIELD PEA REGROWTH
    15. FLAX STRAW
    16. GRAIN SORGHUM (MILO) RESIDUE
    17. LENTIL STRAW
    18. MILLET STRAW
    19. OAT HULLS
    20. SOYBEAN RESIDUE
    21. SUNFLOWER RESIDUE
    22. SUNFLOWER HULLS
  3. Weeds
    1. AWNED GRASSES and WEEDS
    2. KOCHIA
    3. LEAFY SPURGE
    4. PIGEON GRASS
    5. PIGEON GRASS HAY
    6. PIGEON GRASS STRAW
    7. QUACKGRASS
    8. RUSSIAN THISTLE HAY
  4. Roots, Tubers and Associated Coproducts
    1. BEETS, SUGAR
    2. BEET PULP
    3. BEET TOPS
    4. BEET TOP SILAGE
    5. BEET TAILINGS
    6. CARROTS
    7. POTATOES
    8. POTATO WASTE
    9. ONIONS
    10. TURNIPS
  5. Grains, Grain Coproducts and Screenings
    1. BARLEY MALTING COPRODUCTS
    2. BREAD and BAKERY COPRODUCTS
    3. BUCKWHEAT
    4. BUCKWHEAT MIDDLINGS
    5. CHICKPEAS (Garbonzo beans)
    6. CORN GLUTEN FEED
    7. CORN GLUTEN MEAL
    8. CORN, OLD
    9. CORN, LIGHT TEST WEIGHT
    10. DRY EDIBLE BEANS (culls and splits)
    11. DISTILLERS GRAINS AND SOLUBLES
    12. EARLAGE
    13. ERGOT-CONTAMINATED FEEDS
    14. EMMER and SPELT
    15. FABA BEANS
    16. FIELD PEAS
    17. GRAIN MILLET
    18. GRAIN SORGHUM (Milo)
    19. HULL-LESS OATS
    20. LENTILS
    21. LUPINES
    22. RYE
    23. SCREENINGS, CORN
    24. SCREENINGS, FIELD PEA
    25. SCREENINGS, GRAIN
    26. SCREENINGS, SUNFLOWER
    27. SCREENINGS, WHEAT
    28. SMUT-CONTAMINATED FEEDS
    29. SPELT
    30. TRITICALE
    31. WHEAT
    32. WHEAT MIDDS
    33. WILD OATS
  6. Oilseeds and Oilseed Coproducts
    1. CAMELINA
    2. CAMELINA MEAL
    3. CANOLA
    4. CANOLA MEAL
    5. CRAMBE MEAL
    6. FLAX
    7. LINSEED MEAL
    8. MUSTARD BRAN
    9. SAFFLOWER
    10. SAFFLOWER MEAL
    11. SOYBEANS
    12. SOYBEAN HULLS
    13. SUNFLOWER MEAL
    14. SUNFLOWER SEEDS
  7. Liquid Coproducts
  8. CONDENSED DISTILLERS SOLUBLES
    1. CORN STEEP LIQUOR
    2.  DESUGARED MOLASSES (CONCENTRATED SEPARATOR BYPRODUCT or CSB)
    3. GLYCEROL OR GLYCERIN
    4. MOLASSES
    5. THIN STILLAGE
    6. WHEY
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