Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Two wintering systems, cornstalk grazing plus 5 lb/head/day of wet corn gluten feed and cornstalk grazing followed by dry lot where steers were fed hay and supplemented 5 lb/head/day of wet corn gluten feed were evaluated. There were no differences in daily gain, or final body weight for either system. While there were no statistical differences in cost of gain, break-even, or profitability, economics numerically favored steers grazing cornstalks alone.