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  Austrian Peas
Crude Protein 22.9%
Crude Fat .84%
Canada Peas
Crude Protein 23.2%
Crude Fat 1.5%
 Maple Peas
Crude Protein 25.3%
Crude Fat 1.1%
There are several thousand different species of peas grown throughout the world.
Vetch Peas
Crude Protein 26.3%
Crude Fat .9%
Crude Protein 11.1%
Crude Fat 3.8%
Crude Protein 10.7%
Crude Fat 3.17%
The garden pea and field pea (canada, maple, austrian, vetch) are grown for their seeds. Field peas will test approximately 22-23 percent crude protein. Peas are used as protein sources in Purgrain feeds. Dent corn is very popular grain that is high in carbohydrate but low in protein. Over half of the corn grown in the United States is used in livestock rations. The small yellow corn variety used in Purgrain Feeds are special hybrids that produce smaller, uniform kernels. Since hybrids will not transmit "hybrid vigor" to their offspring, new parents must be crossed each year to get a new hybrid seed for planting. Popcorn is a variety of flint corn with similar nutritional characteristics as dent corn. Popcorn has no dent since the horny starch covers the top portion of the kernel. One of the uses of popcorn in the United States is as a snack. The expansion of the water in the kernel causes the grain to explode when heated.
 Oat Groats
Crude Protein 12.3%
Crude Fat 7.0%
Milo (Red & White)
Crude Protein 8.9%
Crude Fat 3.0%
Crude Protein 11.3%
Crude Fat 2.2%
Oat groats are the portion of the oat grain, minus the hull. This highly digestible product is used in a few pigeon mixes. Oat groats contain more protein than corn, but are lower in carbohydrate. Oats are grown in many countries, mostly in cooler areas. A popular crop grown mostly in the mid western area of the United States. A large percentage of the milo crop is fed to cattle and hogs. Purgrain uses both red milo and white kafir in several pigeon rations. The product is high in carbohydrate. Milo is more drought resistant than many other cereal grains. It can withstand a lack of rain as the plant actually becomes dormant until moisture arrives. Buckwheat does not belong to the regular wheat family. The flour is used in animal and human nutrition. Purgrain utilizes small amounts of buckwheat in a few formulas.
Crude Protein 12%
Crude Fat 1.6%
Crude Protein 12.2%
Crude Fat 1.8%
 Millet (Red or White)
Crude Protein 11.6%
Crude Fat 3.5%
Wheat is a grass that is grown throughout the world. There are several types of wheat. Some wheats are planted in the spring for fall harvest, some are planted in the fall for spring harvest. Winter wheats are mostly the white variety, while many spring wheats are red. Hard wheats are used for breads while soft wheats are used to make pastries. Many wheat by-products are used for livestock feeds. Purgrain utilizes local soft wheat in several formulations.  Barley is the fourth largest crop grown in the world. Most areas plant barley in the spring and harvest in the summer, although some farmers plant in the fall as a winter annual. The grain is used to make beer, in livestock feeds, and in cooking. Barley, like other cereal grains, is high in carbohydrate.  Common millet (proso) is grown in many countries for human and bird food consumption. This grass family plant is relatively drought resistant and will produce in less than good soils. Millet has a very short growing season (less than 80 days), so this crop may be grown in areas where other grains would not do well. Purgrain uses white millet in a few mixes. The seed is high in carbohydrate. 
Crude Protein 23.0%
Crude Fat 34.5%
Crude Protein 15.6%
Crude Fat 31.6%
 Canary Seed
Crude Protein 16.6%
Crude Fat 5.9%
A seed high in oil and protein. Flax is usually pressed to capture the flax oil (also called linseed oil). The remaining by-product is called linseed meal, used in livestock feed.  Safflower is a high fat content seed that is also used for pressing to make oil. The seed is high in protein and fat, also has a bitter taste.  Canary is a grass plant that is grown in cooler areas of North America and Europe. The majority of canary seed grown is used in caged bird food formulas. Purgrain utilizes canary in a few mixes.  


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