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roughage

the coarse indigestible constituents of food or fodder, which provide bulk to the diet and promote normal bowel function
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When compared with the roughage, the determined DRUP values of the concentrates using the MTS method were closer to those using the MNB method.
This extra energy can be provided through roughage or grain.
Giving the tongue a regular scrub with a soft toothbrush and eating food with plenty of abrasive roughage helps too.
The basic recipe contains essential grains, roughage, magnesium and minerals and can be custom made with different vegetable components to treat a range of complaints.
In fact, cattle that eat grass and roughage release more methane than cattle on a high-energy feedlot diet, because grass-fed cattle take about 10 to 20 percent longer to reach market weight.
By supplementing this roughage with small amounts of nitrogen, typically in the form of urea, the microflora in the complex four-stomach digestive system of cattle can convert roughage efficiently into animal protein.
The research showed how electricity can be created as the microorganisms in rumen fluid break down cellulose--a complex carbohydrate that is the primary component of the roughage that cows eat.
At turn-out, the Sussex were at least one condition score ahead of the Welsh Blacks, who are no slouches themselves when it comes to converting roughage.
Reduce roughage intake (I love salads, so that hurt)
I don't want to eat roughage all the time, but I'm pretty much on the same weight.
Roughage just might prevent colon cancer after all.
They often come out of jail under-nourished and can sometimes get ill because of all the roughage in their diet.