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Offline Mr J

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Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« on: November 21, 2014, 04:15:10 PM »
Wonder if anyone has done this? I found rolled oats at tractor supply 50lbs for $20. I can remember reading somewhere it think it was Dick Proenneke book he used to eat rolled oats and preferred animal feed b/c of cost and freshness. I would think cosmetically would be inferior, but not nutritionally, any thoughts?

I'm trying to build up my bulk storage on the cheap, have done really well with copy canning, storing bulk b/c of neighbours, family and friends. 

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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
I have done it with whole corn, when I make 'Corn Nuts'. It has not been approved for human-grade. It is somewhat questionable how it is handled, processed. Know your source... I try to get it off the combines when they are working the fields.

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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 05:45:49 PM »
with the price of People grade oats being this :

- 25 lb bag rolled oats, LDS facility $10.75
- 50 lb bag rolled oats, Azure standard, $26   25 lb bag is $14. They also have organic


Why would you want animal grade ? Both of these sources have fresh oats

I buy animal grade whole grains -- for my animals -- costs less and has dirt, and floor sweepings and bugs and other plant material, so for myself, I buy people grade
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 05:57:13 PM »
Go visit the source first. . . .  as mountainmoma suggested, it could contain dirt, floor sweepings, bugs, and other material, as well as not as good of protection in control of 4-legged vermin (please, let your mind wander on that one).

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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 08:16:47 PM »
Anyone make Granola with the oats?
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 10:21:31 PM »
I make granola, usually using the Laurals kitchen basic recipe, rolled oats, honey, raisons and chopped almonds or walnuts.
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 05:16:14 AM »
To hijack this thread a little but staying on oat . Why buy rolled oats . But whole oat grouts and roll your own . You know how flat tasting rolled oats taste ? When you roll them as you use them they have a sweet taste. After your oats have been rolled as little as 2 hours they have gone flat ( the oil has oxidize ) .
 I have used the same oat roller for 20 years . The brand I have has gone downhill on quality . The best I have found now for the money is linked below . No I don't make any money off this but I did research it last year for a group buy and they are very happy with these.
 
http://www.thewholetruth.org/Res_Oat.asp

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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 05:43:12 AM »
Great input so far. :)  I also wanna hear Texas Girl chime in.   8)
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 05:54:11 AM »
I had a buddy who ate dry dog food for years and was healthy,till his arm got broke when the car he was chasing hit him.... :o
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption? HELP
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 02:54:06 AM »
Just had a stroke and must eat lots of oats for my cholesterol. I live in Saudi and don't have selection of oats besides instant oats. They taste completely different from what I used to eat in the US.  Can you please suggest where I can buy groats in bulk that will ship them to Saudi Arabia. Will hull them myself. Will also need a small hulling machine.
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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption? HELP
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 10:49:30 AM »
Just had a stroke and must eat lots of oats for my cholesterol. I live in Saudi and don't have selection of oats besides instant oats. They taste completely different from what I used to eat in the US.  Can you please suggest where I can buy groats in bulk that will ship them to Saudi Arabia. Will hull them myself. Will also need a small hulling machine.
Thanks for your assistance and best

Bob's Red Mill is my favorite.  Maybe you could utilize the resources on their website that can point you to an online distributor.

http://www.bobsredmill.com/shop/oats.html

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Re: Rolled oats animal feed for human consumption?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 09:49:46 PM »
I second the Bob's Red Mill recommendation, everything they sell is top notch.  I buy 4 packs of their grains and beans from Amazon.
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