Posted 10/15/2020 16:38 (#8547430 - in reply to #8547287) Subject: RE: Cornstalks with down corn. How much is to much?
We have grazed cattle on those conditions, or even more corn on the ground. I will preface this with your results may not be the same, and in the end they are your cows, but down ears of corn we've never had a problem. Big spill and piles of shelled corn scare me way more. We do usually put out sodium-bicarbonate if we know we are on stalks with lots of corn, and have also had yeast added to the mineral to make the cows feel full when they hit the stalks to keep them from overindulging. There is also a drench product that you can have a vet administer that makes the rumen "immune" to the high corn load, I've never used it, but have heard people swear by it.