[Skip to Content]
Illinois Livestock Trail by UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION


Beef Cattle
Illinois Livestock Trail
NOTICE - This information has been archived and may contain outdated content.

Beef Cattle > Feeding & Nutrition

QUESTION
how much corn silage will a 1000 to 1200lb. open cow need for 1 month. fed silage only. how much corn silage is needed to go from 300lbs to 1000lbs. how many tons of corn silage from 1 acre with a pop. of 30,000 in southern illinois.


ANSWER

A cow can eat about 55-60 lbs of corn silage per day (33% moisture. To grow cattle from 300 to 1000 pounds on only corn silage would require about 7 tons of silage. Generally you could expect between 20 and 24 tons of corn silage per acre.







« Back to Beef Cattle

top