Cattle are one potential option to salvage some value if the corn crop does not look like it will yield.
More economical and better balanced diets can be formulated using nutrient concentrations determined from feed analysis.
Drought-stressed corn silage will contain lower levels of grain than normal corn silage.
Problems arise when conditions in the bale allow growth of disease-causing organisms and potentially fatal conditions in cattle.
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia sought to better understand the nutritional value and cost-effectiveness of using grocery food waste recycled from large retail stores as a feed source for livestock.
Considered harvesting high-cut silage, but never tried it? Learn if this is the right year to try it on your operation.
For producers who can market feedstuffs through livestock (particularly cattle), it may be premature to completely abandon corn simply due to calendar dates, explained Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension.
Ongoing drought conditions are supporting hay and forage prices.