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forage

[fär·ij]
(agriculture)
A vegetable food for domestic animals.
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The lab calculated each sample s relative forage quality (RFQ) score, which takes into account the amount of digestible nutrients in the hay as well as other factors.
A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon be helping to boost cattle and dairy production.
The potential exists to minimize average walking distances if the volume of grazeable forages grown in close vicinity to the dairy is increased.
Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Executive Summary Chapter 3 Global Forage Feed Market - Industry Analysis Chapter 4 Forage Feed Market - Product Segment Analysis Chapter 5 Forage Feed Market- Livestock Type Chapter 6 Forage Feed Market - Regional Analysis Chapter 7 Company Profiles Companies Mentioned:
All forages are made up of a combination of proteins, sugars, starches and structural carbohydrates.
Although this company's roots literally are in South Texas, various forages within Tecomate's product line also are suited to cooler, wetter locales.
The Grazinglands Animal Nutrition Laboratory (GAN Lab) at Texas A&M University in College Station developed equations for predicting the crude protein and digestible organic matter (DOM) of forages consumed by grazing animals using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to analyze fecal matter (http://cnrit.
Mycogen Seeds promotes Greg Cannon to marketing specialist for Forages.
Farmers should ask themselves whether it is possible to increase dry matter production per hectare, perhaps with improved grass varieties and/or the use of alternative forages.
The research could also help plant breeders develop new forages that appeal to animals
For example, the piping plover forages primarily along a narrow strip of sandy beach (SN: 12/7/91, p.