In the United States, over 80% of all grain sorghum grown is fed to livestock. Feed value of grain sorghum is similar to corn, except the grain has more protein and fat, but is lower in vitamin A. When compared with corn on a per pound basis, grain sorghum feeding value ranges from 90% to nearly equal to corn. The grain is highly palatable to livestock.
No. 2 or Better:
Test Weight Min. 55 Pounds Per Bushel
Heat - Max 0.5%
Total - Max 5%
Broken Kernels and Foreign Material:
Foreign Materials Max 2%
Total Max 6%
Grain Sorghum (milo) is most often shipped bulk in 20’ or 40’ containers.
The United States is the world's largest producer of grain sorghum followed by India and Nigeria. Planting normally begins about the middle of May and lasts through early June. Harvest begins in September and is typically finished by the end of October.