Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2012

Comments

Published in 2012 Beef Cattle Report (2012) p. 11-12. Copyright © 2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Abstract

Corn plants were separated into seven different plant parts and analyzed for digestibility. Digestibility of the different parts of the plant ranged from 33.85% to 59.03%. The amount of highly digestible residue averaged 13.4 lb/ bu of grain. Digestibility and amount of residue has considerable impact on the stocking rate and performance of cattle on cornstalks. Subsequent crop yields were not affected by grazing.

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