A recent video from “Ice Age Farmer” made the case that we will have a dire shortage of soy beans in the coming year, other grains as well especially soy. I checked into it and I have to say for the US market I am not highly concerned. I don’t think the soy boys will need to give up their lattes in 2021.
His point was well beyond soy milk and the lot though and to animal feed. I do have to say he is not totally wrong and I expect flat our famine in the 3rd world in the new year. Of course I said this back in April when the lock down lunacy started. It was not hard to see coming.
I also think Ice Age Farmer is right that they have a shortage in China and are buying it like crazy from the US, reducing our reserves. While I don’t think we will be without soy in 2021 we may see prices go up and if the 2021 crop is not good, we could have real long term issues ahead.
In any event growing your own food is a good thing, so is growing your own live stock feed.
- Why we are talking about this today and why it is important
- The position I am coming from
- Deffinitley not all or nothing
- Better off even if you don’t need to rely on it
- If nothing else it can save you money, that is always good
- A brief word on “pasture” and greens and such and why that is not what we are doing today
- My top energy, carb, protein, fat crops for poultry
- Wheat, barley, rye etc.
- Black Eye Pea
- Pea/Winter Pea
- Bell Beans
- Sorghum (Mennonite did great for my birds)
- Amaranth (anti nutrients can be an issue)
- Low Tannin Acorns
- Some Final Thoughts
- Reducing off site inputs is always good
- This approach reduces or eliminates soy
- Birds do enjoy variety and this is a more natural way to do things
- There are a lot of other ways we can add to poultry diets
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