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An Economic Winter Alternative

by Barb Baylor Anderson

With unprecedented strength in corn prices, managing feed costs — which account for more than 50% of the variation in beef cow production profitability — is more important than ever. And winter feeding is generally the largest single expense.

The good news is a seven-year field demonstration study in Illinois confirms wintering cows on limit-fed, strip-grazed standing corn supplemented with small amounts of corn gluten feed (CGF) can be an economic alternative to other winter feeding programs. ...

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