This year, one nitrate test on cornstalks isn’t enough for cattle producers. Know the nutrients and dangers that they contain.
The best way to utilize cornstalks is to graze them.
Temperatures drop, sunshine dims and pastures stop growing. That’s when cow nutrition becomes critical.
As hay prices continue to rise, many Midwest cattle producers are searching for cheaper alternatives to winter feeding.
University of Illinois researchers found that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow compared to feeding hay.
Challenges associated with mud on the cattle farm need to be identified and evaluated to ensure the environment is not detrimental to animal health and performance.
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Grazing cornstalks is arguably the best cost-saving strategy Midwestern cattlemen can deploy. I wanted to share some frequently asked questions pertaining to grazing cornstalks.