roughage


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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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Effect of roughage level in a total mixed ration on feed intake, ruminal fermentation patterns and chewing activity of early-weaned calves with ad libitum access to grass hay.
In the Technical Efficiency Analysis, average milk production per cow (kg/year) as output, concentrate feed amount(dry matter) as input (kg/cow), roughage amount as dry matter (kg/cow), veterinary expenses (USD/cow), other variable expenses (USD/year), labor force (hour/cow) and capital expenditure were determined.
The feeding behavior is directly related to the performance of feedlot lambs fed without roughage diet, and so intake-prediction equations can be formulated based on the feeding behavior.
Feed cost was obtained by the product of the total consumption of roughage and concentrate (kg DM animal-1) for their respective costs kg-1 DM and this cost was considered in its totality at the period zero in cash flow.
In growing paddocks, roughage and concentrate feed, water and licking block were supplied ad libitium.
FEEDING: A dairy cow needs two principal components in her diet to be healthy: roughage and protein.
While you might guess that a high-fat diet is the main culprit, for some folks it's too much roughage that causes problems, says Sinett.
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Quote: On the secret of his success: "I put it all down to clean living and plenty of roughage.
Recently some studies have shown that they can be amicably used as feed supplement in roughage based diets.