Feedlots are taking a look at the advantages of corn.
Rick Kohut with Parkland Agri Services says the crop is well suited to cattle with as both silage and as a manure utilizer.
"There're looking for a crop that's going to exract those nutrients out of the soi, so they don't have a build up of that nitrogen. Which is part of the regulations now. Corn typically take out a considerable amount of nitrogen out of the crop as opposed to a cereal crop."
Kohut says once cattle get used to corn, it makes excellant winter grazing costing less than a dollar per day per cow and with less work than feeding bales.