Oats (Avena sativa)

About Oats

  • Oats are a cereal crop that belong to the grass family.
  • Oats grow quickly, usually reaching maturity in around sixty days, and they grow well in poor soil conditions.
  • On average, oats produce 65.1 bushels per acre in the United States. South Dakota and Minnesota are the nations highest producers.

Fast Facts

  • Europe is the world’s largest oat producer.
  • Oats are made up of about 13% protein, which is higher than most other grains.


  • Animal feed
  • Oatmeal
  • Oat flour
  • Forages, Straw and Animal Bedding