Wheat bran is the outer layer, the hull or husk, of the wheat grain.
Use animal-feed grade wheat bran, which costs less than food grade wheat bran.
Animal-feed grade wheat bran can be found at animal feed supply stores, such as Agways. They typically sell them in 50-lb bags and may also have them in 25-lb bags.
If an animal feed supply store isn't available to you, then look for food grade wheat bran at your local store. Try finding a store that sells them loose (unpackaged) so you can purchase by however many pounds you need. Packaged food grade wheat bran can be very expensive. See chart below.
*Costs listed below may be different for your area. Costs are for the northeast part of the U.S., as of 2022.
|Wheat Bran Type||Quantity (Size)||Cost*||Cost/Lb*||Note|
|animal-feed grade||50-lb bag||$20-$25||$0.40-$0.50/lb||Cost is if picked up by car from the store.|
Shipping not included which can cost much more than the product itself.
|food grade (loose)||by the pound||$1-$1.50/lb|
|food grade (packaged)|