The practice of grazing standing corn during late fall and winter was first tried in Western Canada in the early 1990s. An advantage of grazing corn is the potential to reduce labour and machinery costs during winter feeding and reduced manure handling. However, there is risk for cattle to experience rumen acidosis or grain overload. Since this practice began, there have been cases where significant problems have occurred.
This document discusses management strategies to reduce the acidosis risk when grazing standing corn.