Corn silage is often called the "king of roughages" for beef rations that produce 1- 1/4 to 2 pounds daily growth gain. Corn silage is a safe feed. It works well for starting cattle on feed.
Cattle are easily changed from corn silage to a high-grain finishing ration. Corn silage should have a light, pleasant smell with only a sligh vinegar odor. It should be slightly brown to dark green.