corn, cost, ration formulations, alternative feeds
The sharp increase in the price of corn in recent months is reason to take a closer look at alternative ration formulations. Before one decides to replace corn totally with other feeds, it may be best to consider some of the options available: 1) Feeding more forages and less grain mix. 2) Replacing part of all of the corn with other grains or grain by-products. 3) Feeding high-fat products. 4) Feeding other by-products. The nutrient content of many alternative feeds is listed in Table 1.
Schingoethe, David J., "Ration Energy -- Is Highers Priced Corn the Only Answer?" (1996). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 111.