Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2011 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Published by the Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Copyright © 2011 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Twelve corn hybrids were evaluated to determine differences in corn grain yield and crop residue DM. Hybrids did not differ in corn grain yield but differed in amount of stems, leaves, husks, and cobs. Differences also existed in the ratio of corn grain to total residue production and corn grain to leaf and husk, indicating potential differences in plant efficiency independent of the amount of grain produced.