Alberta Barley

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Development of a Canadian barley feed industry guide for livestock producers in both domestic and export markets

Project lead:
Dr. Tim McAllister
Principal Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition and Microbiology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Lethbridge Research Centre

Timeline: January 2014 – December 2014


  • Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley funding: $20,000

The project aims to develop a comprehensive guide for the barley feed industry that can be used by livestock producers, the feed industry and extension specialists. The guide is being assembled with participation from leading scientists involved in feed barley breeding, barley processing and the use of barley as feed in ruminant, swine, poultry and aquaculture production.

Benefits for farmers:
The guide will serve as a key resource for livestock producers in both domestic and export markets, and help those emerging clients who are trying to use barley as a major or alternative feed grain. This will promote feed barley consumption and benefit barley farmers.

Read more: 
The Barley Grain Feed Industry Guide now available (May 19, 2015)