A highly drought-resistant crop which is grown in many areas of the world – often less expensive than yellow corn. The level of tannins in sorghum limit its use in poultry diets. However, tannin-free varieties are now available, and as a result, sorghum can be substituted for corn in poultry diets with only minor changes in the amounts of other ingredients.


Normally have almost 90 percent of the energy value of barley and contain more fiber than barley or corn. They can vary considerably in protein, fiber and energy.


This cereal, commonly used in poultry diets, is an early-maturing crop that offers agronomic advantages when used in crop rotation. Barley is considered a medium-energy grain. It has a low starch content and a high fiber content.


Rye is grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop and a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, bread, beer, crisp bread, some whiskeys, some vodkas and animal fodder.