Wheat Feed Pellets

Wheatfeed pellets

  • Wheat Feed is a general term applied to the mixture of wheat offal arising from modern flour mills.  It is subject to relatively high degrees of variance in terms of pellet size and consistency, depending on its source. Generally, it is a mealy, fibrous material containing unseparated bran and various other starchy fractions arising from the later stages of the milling process.

  • A by-product of flour milling, Wheatfeed comprises of Wheat Bran, Endosperm and other starch screenings. The increase of high bran and wholemeal breads in recent years has improved the nutritional value of Wheatfeed.  

  • Although favoured in pig and poultry rations, wheat feed is suitable to all livestock. It offers a good source of fibre and while the digestible crude protein level is high, it tends to be rapidly degraded in the rumen.
    This last characteristic of wheat feed makes it less popular among ruminants.

  • Highly digestible, but quality varies between production plants. A good source of phosphorus, but low in calcium, sodium and vitamins.


 Wheat Feed Pellets - Key Features

Keenan Compete Diet Feeder feeding wheat feed pellets

  • High Starch

  • Good Pellet Quality

  • Balanced Energy and Protein

  • Consistent analysis

  • Can suit all feeding systems

  • High in digestible fibre

  • Non GM

  • Promotes rumen synchrony

  • Promotes health


Wheat Feed analysis on a dry matter basis (%) :

Wheatfeed pellets






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  • Dairy cattle: ~ 2-5kg / head / day 

  • Beef cattle:  ~ Inclusion rate up to 25% of ration


 Storage Limitations

wheat grains

  • Goes mouldy quite quickly and may develop strange flavours.  Due to the addition of water at the pelleting stage traces of mould can appear on the outside of the pellet, so long term storage is not recommended. Mouldy material should not be fed to livestock.

  • Must be stored under cool, dry conditions, in a clean dry space or in purpose built bin.

  • Material to have been stored and transported in compliance with UFAS code of practice for the control of salmonella.