Corn stalks for feed

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I want to run some corn stalks with the leaves and shucks ( corn cobs removed ) on them thru a chipper shreader. I want to use this ground up fodder for feed to my few head of cattle. Is this wise? I'm guessing there might be a problem with sharp pieces, etc that might damage a gut or something. I want to grind up the stalks to utilize the whole plant since the cows only like to eat the leaves. Austin Texas

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Many graze corn fields with standing stalks after the combine has stripped the corn. After a few months the field is picked clean. Cows love corn stalks, and they have teeth. If you chip the stalks, cows will still chew them. Calves are more suceptible to a punctured gut than cows are.

Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus Farms Alberta Canada

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