Highland takes advantage of the genetic diversity of barley to breed varieties for specific purposes. Most of our barley varieties fall into three categories: feed barley, food barley, and forage barley. Feed barley is harvested for grain and is mostly used to feed livestock. Food barley is also harvested for grain however it has specific traits desired by food processors and consumers. Forage barley is grown for consumption of the whole plant by livestock as hay, silage or pasture. Highland Specialty Grains also does breeding research in triticale, wheat, and buckwheat. Click on the links below for more details.