Advice on feeding corn stalks to lactating cows

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Dairy producers in drought-stricken areas are looking for forage alternatives to extend their current feed supply, without sacrificing feed intake and milk production.

Corn stalks appear to be a cost-effective purchase to supplement forage inventories, says Frank Wardynski, ruminant educator with Michigan State University Extension. However, you must use caution not to overfeed them. Over-feeding corn stalks, particularly to lactating cows, will result in feeding a ration high in fiber content that will slow passage and reduce dry matter intake.

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Also, see Wardynski’s recommendations for feeding corn stalks to dry cows and heifers.

Source: Michigan State University Extension



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