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The Premium Grains for Livestock Program (PGLP) was established in 1996 as a jointly funded grains and animal industries project. The project arose because of the rapidly increasing demand for grain by the intensive livestock and dairy industries and concern from these industries about a reliable supply of grain meeting quality specifications for their industries. Grain growers had traditionally seen ‘feed grains’ as down graded grains unsuitable for human consumption and were not encouraged to produce grains for livestock because of the lower price frequently obtained. However, much of the ‘feed grain’ available was of insufficient quality for animal industries to meet production specifications and deadlines. Consequently, following several joint industry meetings, the grains and animal industries recognised the opportunity to develop an animal grains industry based on the measurement of quality and appropriate payment for this quality.

PGLP has been funded by the Grains R&D Corporation, Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Pork Limited, Rural Industries R&D Corporation through the Chicken Meat program, Australian Egg Corporation Limited, Ridley AgriProducts and Dairy Australia.

The principle objectives of PGLP were to:

  • Identify the characteristics of grains that made them most suitable for different forms of animal production.
  • Develop a process, based on the rapid measurement of grain quality, for the rational trading of grains for livestock within Australia which provides just rewards to both the grain growers and livestock producers.

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PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
7-Oct-2009Premium Grains for Livestock Program Final Report: An overview of outcomes from PGLP 1 & 2Black, J. L
2000Nutritive value of winter wheat for broiler chickensHughes, R. J; Acone, L; Zviedrans, P; Choct, M
2005Feed uses for barleyBlack, J. L; Tredrea, A. M; Nielsen, S. G; Flinn, P. C; Kaiser, A. G; van Barneveld, R. J
2001Quality feed grains: Research highlights and opportunitiesBlack, J. L
2001The nutritive value of frosted wheat for sheepRichardson, E. C; Kaiser, A. G; Piltz, J. W
2005Evaluation of various NIR instruments for estimating grain quality for livestockFlinn, P. C; Openshaw, S. R; Blakeney, A. B
1999Strategies for the assessment of Livestock feed ingredient qualityvan Barneveld, R. J
2001Microstructure of grains as an indicator of nutritive valueChoct, M; Bird, S. H; Littlefield, P; Balogun, R; Rowe, J. B
2000Relationships between the ileal and faecal digestible energy content of pig diets containing Australian barley cultivarsvan Barneveld, R. J; Ru, Y. J; Wyatt, G. F; Pluske, J. R
2001The metabolisable energy value of sorghum and barley for broilers and layersChoct, M; Hughes, R. J; Perez-Maldonado, R; van Barneveld, R. J
2005Extrustion and expansion of cereal grains promotes variable energy yields in pigs, broiler chickens and laying hensvan Barneveld, R. J; Hughes, R. J; Choct, M; Tredrea, A. M; Nielsen, S. G
2001Factors influencing the energy values of Australian cereal grains fed to broilersHughes, R. J; Choct, M; van Barneveld, R. J
1999In vitro fermentation of grain and enzymatic digestion of cereal starchBird, S. H; Rowe, J. B; Choct, M; Stachiw, S; Tyler, P; Thompson, R. D
2003Sex and the single chickenHughes, R. J
2003Premium grains for livestock: an update on NIR calibration development and implementationFlinn, P. C
2002Opportunities and challenges in implementing NIR grain calibrations for the feedlot IndustryFlinn, P. C; Blakeney, A. B
2000Recent developments in improving the prediction of digestibility of feed grainsFlinn, P. C; Heazlewood, P. G; Dalton, S. L
2004Where Angels fear to tread: a comparison of NIR instruments for estimating grain quality for livestockFlinn, P. C; Blakeney, A. B; Openshaw, S. R
2000Recent achievements in cereal feed grains nutritionBlack, J. L
2004Quality in the feed grain MarketTaverner, M. R
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