Naked oats has proved to be an excellent avian feed in terms of nutritional value. In fact, oat-based feed turned out to be better than expected in nutritional studies. This has aroused great economic interest, especially in the UK, which is the world’s leading developer of naked oats.
Speaking at the International Oat Conference in Helsinki, Cark Maunsel of Oat Services Ltd. said that naked oats are equal to top feed-grade wheat. Naked oats have a high energy content, with the added advantage of an exceptionally well-balanced combination of amino acids. Maunsell said that newcomers with new oil contents which differ from existing varieties are a potential alternative for feeds for monogastric animals, especially poultry.
Results from the AFENO project (Avian Feed Efficiency from Naked Oats) led by Maunsell show that the flavour and quality of poultry raised on a diet of naked oats is comparable to wheat-based feeds. According to Maunsell, the UK has a need for 700,000 tonnes of naked oats a year, which is the equivalent of the country’s entire oats production at present.
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