Wheat Straw is a by-product of agricultural wheat production, where the dry stalks remain, after the removing the grain and chaff.
Wheat stalks provide the essential fibre element in the diet of cattle or horses that have only a basic energy requirement.
Wheat straw has a low digestible energy and nutrient content. However, this animal feed component is important for maintaining livestock body temperature in cold climates. When microorganisms in a herbivore’s gut digest the straw, this generates heat, keeping the animal warm.