Wheat middlings is a very common ingredient in cattle feeds. Midds are a by-product of the flour milling industry comprising several grades of granular particles containing different proportions of endosperm, bran and germ.
When used in feed for livestock or horses, middlings can be a good source of protein, fiber, phosphorus, and other nutrients. However, flour milling products arising from a fairly homogeneous parent grain can vary greatly depending upon the objectives of the milling process. Thus, the degree of nutrient variation in wheat midds can be a major consideration in determining whether its inclusion in a ration or formula feed is beneficial. It has 96 percent of the energy value of barley and 91 percent of the energy value of corn. It is also used frequently as an inexpensive filler for pet food for animals such as dogs and cats, who do not digest wheat products as readily.
It has 96% of the energy value of barley and 91% of the energy value of corn. Midds are palatable feedstuffs and can be included in the grain mixture at high levels. Wheat middlings can be maintained in good condition for up to three years if stored in a dry environment.