Date of this Version
2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports
A lamb digestion trial was conducted to determine the effect of harvest method on total tract digestibility of corn residues. Two residues were harvested using a corn head which gathered 4- rows or 8- rows of stalks with the tailings dropped on the top of the windrow. Corn husks were fed as a control. Diets contained 64.18% corn residue and 35.82% DM of Sweet Bran®, brome grass hay, and sheep mineral. Th ere were no differences in OM, DM, or NDF digestibility between 4- row and 8- row residues. Corn husks had the greatest digestibility.