For those of you who run cattle on corn stalks, I'm wondering what kind of gains you get on calves on corn stalks. What are you using for supplement? Can you get 2 pounds a day out of weaned calves if they are supplemented right?
bb as long as I've had cattle I've never grazed corn residue or fed baled corn residue. Always said I'd sell out before I did. I would think gain would depend on the quality and amount of the supplement as the corn residue is going to be little more than roughage filler. All the corn down here is machine picked and very little is missed so don't think a cow could rustle up much grain out of it. As for profitability, just make sure you use today's prices less $.10-.15 a pound to be on the conservative side because none of us ever get those top prices we see in the market reports.bball":1h0qycp7 said:Hopefully Texasbred will weigh in.