Maize has long been utilized as a forage source for livestock, proving to be extremely palatable with high nutritional value.
BMR cultivars only improve the forage quality and it’s documented by researchers/farmers to notably increase milk production/productivity. Corn is considered a subtropical crop so it can withstand colder nights, higher elevations and Southern growing regions better than tropical warm season grasses like sorghum, sudan or sorghum x sudan species.
Like millets, corn poses no prussic acid risk unlike the other warm season grasses previously listed. Grazing corn is the cheapest way to utilize biomass production and cattle have been observed to naturally balance their diets, not just gorging themselves on the grain.
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