The goal of corn grain processing must be to optimize starch fermentation in the rumen so as not to exceed the digestive capacity in the lower GI tract.
Diets with steam-flaked corn improve weight gains in feedlot cattle, and milk yield, milk protein yield, fat-corrected-milk (FCM) and solid-non-fat (SNF) in dairy cattle.
Corn grain is one of the most used energy ingredients for feeding dairy cattle. One method of storing corn grain is in its wet form (25 to 35% moisture, 28% being the optimum level). The storage of corn grain with high moisture has operational advantages ..