Spelt is widely used as feed for beef, dairy, hogs and horses. The hull has nearly as much value as the kernel. If thrashed severely consider the value as barley. If left unhulled, feed as oats. Spelt usually average slightly higher in protein than oats, depending on variety. Spelt can be fed as whole grain by itself or in a complete ration. Please consult with your feed nutritionist for a program that fits your operation. Beef and horses are known to perform extremely well on spelt.
Several companies are currently working with spelt to mill for flour. Spelt usage as human food is growing. Spelt is much lower in gluten and has very high water solubility. Therefore, many individuals with wheat intolerance and gluten intolerance can eat spelt products with no ill effects. However, differences do exist with varieties and most companies are using proprietary lines for their own products. For more information, contact us.
2021 Spelt Variety Brochure
Spelt is an excellent green chop possibility. Planted in the fall, chopped in the spring, and then use those acres to plant another spring-planted crop. Take (2) Crops off the same acres!