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oat

1. an erect annual grass, Avena sativa, grown in temperate regions for its edible seed
2. the seeds or fruits of this grass
3. any of various other grasses of the genus Avena, such as the wild oat
4. Poetic Music a flute made from an oat straw

oat

[ōt]
(botany)
Any plant of the genus Avena in the family Graminae, cultivated as an agricultural crop for its seed, a cereal grain, and for straw.
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Oat hay harvested when the plant is more mature and only a small amount of grain remains in the forage has the nutritional value of straw, therefore limiting use in horse feeding programs.
The energy and protein content of good oat hay make it a suitable forage for mature horses at maintenance and early gestating mares," Coleman said.
During winter months, Farm A fed cows with oat hay, alfalfa hay, and some alfalfa haylage on an ad libitum access basis, whereas Farm C let the cows have ad libitum access to alfalfa and meadow hay in year 1 and alfalfa hay alone in year 2.