Drought-stressed Corn: A Feed Opportunity

Corn silage
Silage is the most widely preferred method of utilizing drought-stressed corn, as the ensiling process reduces nitrate levels by as much as one-half to one-third; however, proper technique is critical and testing before feeding is recommended. (Photo by Kristen Ulmer)

Drought-stressed Corn: A Feed Opportunity

Many areas of Nebraska and surrounding states are experiencing drought and lack of water for irrigation. When grain harvest of drought-stressed corn won’t be a viable option, it can be utilized in several ways with careful management and care in feeding. Producers must look at their scenario to determine which situation would work well with the risk taken.

Read this UNL Beef article to learn more about using drought-stressed corn as feed and forage.

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