Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets

Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets

Erin Laborie

University of Nebraska

Corn silage can be an economical feedstuff in finishing diets, especially when corn prices are high. Feeding corn silage gives cattle feeders the opportunity to capitalize on maximum quality and tonnage of the whole corn plant, while stockpiling large quantities of feed. Considering forage prices, feedyards with bunker storage or flat storage should consider silage this year, even if only used as a roughage source.

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