What is cracked corn?
- In a message dated 8/26/03 11:16:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time, dbb@...
<< Dumb question: What is cracked corn? >>
Cracked corn is whole corn that is dried as hard as stone and run between
rollers to become small gravel. We used to soak steam rolled whole corn in
hot water for twelve hours before feeding to the pigs - that would triple the
volumn and increase digestibility. One time the feed store gave us cracked
corn by accident and I don't think that stuff ever got soft, even days later.
Had to feed it to the chickens. That's what it's used for. Chicken feed.
Steam rolled whole corn probably won't sprout but it sure absorbs water
well and gets soft in no time. There is no way cracked corn can sprout - it's
in too many little pieces.