Extension offers free session on using drought-damaged corn for
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[July 17, 2012]
The lack of rainfall has many livestock
producers scrambling for feed supplies. Pasture and hay growth has
come to a standstill, many are contemplating the future feed needs
of their herds, and there simply isn't enough hay available to
supply the herd the remainder of the year through next spring. Using
the drought-damaged corn to provide livestock feed is looking more
attractive each day. University of Illinois Extension educators have
arranged a free question-and-answer session in Springfield on
Thursday evening to help producers understand their options.
There are multiple methods of offering the corn, each with pros and
cons, including green chop, ensiling, baling and grazing. Many
questions have arisen regarding the proper methods of using the
For input, producers are invited to attend the program on
Thursday at the University of Illinois Extension office at 700 S.
Airport Drive in Springfield. The telenet session will start at 6
p.m. and will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half.
Topics of discussion will include:
Other potential topics are early weaning of beef calves, water
requirements and water quality, using co-products as forage
replacement, and pasture management in drought.
Speakers will be University of Illinois Extension educators Monte
Rowland, Ursa Coop and Travis Meteer.
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There is no fee for this program, but participants are asked to
preregister by Wednesday by calling 217-782-4617 or at
[Text from file received from Deborah
University of Illinois Extension]