When we've finished picking a planting of sweet corn, it's important for us to use it effectively. Corn stalks are a good source of energy and roughage for ruminants. Did you know that cows are ruminants meaning that they have 4 stomachs that are needed to digest grasses/plants?. We also have cobs that we couldn't pick as they didn't germinate properly or were damaged by wildlife. Local raccoons, birds, and we think this year even coyotes, have heard about our delicious sweet corn and want a taste of it!
stalks and pieces of chopped up cobs.
The cows listen attentively for Peter coming in from the field with this treat to supplement their grass eating while on pasture.
Clearly, we all love Dorisdale Sweet Corn!