Evaluating New Crop Grain
Density or bushel weight is commonly used to estimate grain quality. Bushel weight is easy, low-cost and fast, ADF and NDF are none of these. Research over the past 20 years, however, has been unable to demonstrate a good relationship between bushel weight and feeding quality of grains for swine. Frost damaged grains often have a low bushel weight, primarily because of an increased fibre and lower starch content. The degree of damage depends on
maturity of the crop and when the frost damage occurred.
Feeding_New_Crop_Sprouting (view pdf)