Wheat requires special consideration at multiple levels when it replaces corn in broiler formulas.
All indications point to a bumper cereal crop this year. Wheat, in particular, appears to be in one of its best years, with several growers reporting up to double their normal yield. As it happens, in all cases of such abundance, ample quantities of soft and hard wheat will overflow to the animal feed industry. This bounty will reach regions and animal producers who have not previously used wheat, at least in large enough concentrations in their feeds.