Maize is an ideal forage crop grown throughout the country. It is quick growing high yielding and supplies palatable and nutritious forage which can be fed at any stage of growth without any risk to animals. It can be fed as green or dry and makes excellent silage.
Maize produces good quality herbaceous fodder with high palatability. On average, it contains 9-10%CP, 60-64% NDF, 38-41% ADF, 23-25% Hemicellulose, and 28-30%Cellulose on dry matter basis when harvested at milk to early-dough stage.