Grazing Quality of Corn Residue Varies

Midwest Messenger reports that University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has identified several reasons that grazing corn residue does not provide cattle with a consistently high quality of feed. More efficient harvesting equipment and corn varieties that don’t fall over have limited the amount of grain left in the field. Meanwhile, corn varieties bred for high grain yield have less nutritious and less digestible husk and leaf material. UNL has developed an interactive Cornstalk Grazing Calculator to help producers make more informed grazing decisions based on available nutrition.