Date of this Version
Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.
Cattle grazing corn residue at a low stocking rate maintained body condition score (BCS) and gained more weight than cattle stocked at a heavy level. Corn plant part digestibilities ranged from 69% to 31% and amount of leaf, leaf sheath, and husk was about 15 pounds per bushel of grain. Subsequent grain yields show no difference between grazed, baled, or ungrazed treatments. Grazing corn residue provides a good way to maintain BCS on cows through the winter without effecting grain yield.