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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