Economics Of Making Wheat Straw Suitable For Feed

With wheat harvest in full swing and drought conditions across Missouri, farmers needing more hay may turn toward baling the leftover straw from the field.  That’s going to require treatment for lost nutrients, and the costs will also need to be considered, according to University of Missouri ag economist Raymond Massey.

Extension has released a spreadsheet allowing producers to calculate the potential cost of making wheat straw palatable for livestock.  Massey details an example calculation.

The spreadsheet can be downloaded from the University of Missouri Extension website.