Enhancing the Feeding Value of Corn Residues to Improve Beef Cattle Production

University of Minnesota & University of Illinois/Allen Bridges, Ryan Cox and Tara Felix

The focus of this research is to determine the most cost-effective approach for enhancing feed value of poor quality roughages (corn residue); development of alternative grazing approaches for backgrounding; evaluating cattle performance on alternative feeds during the backgrounding period; and residual effects of roughage inclusion and source in backgrounding diets on feedlot performance and carcass quality.