A severe frost late in the growing season may drastically reduce yield and quality of cereal crops.
Frost-damaged crops are downgraded to stockfeed and may sell at a price below typical stockfeed values.
Frost-damaged feed grains are assumed to have lower nutritive values, and tend to be discounted accordingly; however, recent research suggests that the nutritional value of frost-damaged wheat for ruminants is only slightly lower than non-frosted grain.
Despite its poor appearance, it can be priced according to its feed value.
This Primefact contains information on:
- energy and digestibility
- trial results
- crude protein
- frost damage
- the choice between harvesting, grazing and baling
- costing damaged grain.