Table 13. Corn pasturing vs corn silage for Yearling Steers.
1959 3-year weighted Av.
Corn field Silage in
Dry lot
Corn field Silage in
Dry lot
Initial wt. 792.5 791.7 770.2 770.3
Final wt. 863.3 869.2 901.7 916.2
Av. daily gain 2.08 2.28 2.78 3.20
Days on trial 34 34 47.3 45.5
Feed per 100 lb. gain
Standing corn 3390
(50% of crop)
4095 0
Corn silage 0 2194 0 2263
Alfalfa hay 0 110 75 78
Soybean meal 96 88 66 62
Steamed bonemeal & salt, 3:1 9.6 8.7 6.6 6.2
Beef produced per acre of corn 77 249 167 364