After the US Department of Agriculture released news earlier this month forecasting a projected higher level of soft red winter wheat, the type traded in Chicago, to replace corn plantings, a switch being viewed with keen interest by those in the industry.

With wheat’s higher protein content many feel that it makes a better option for livestock rations over corn, which has been hurt by depleted harvests and strong demand from ethanol plants.

Farmers have been reluctant to make the change from tried and tested feed ingredients, those farmers making the change are doing so with caution making the switch gradually to avoid side effects to animals

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