Feeding Hay More Efficiently

Feeding Hay More Efficiently

Evan Whitley, Ph.D., Curtis Larson

The Noble Research Institute

Ruminants have a distinct advantage compared to other livestock because of their ability to process highly fibrous, otherwise nonutilizable, feedstuffs into a marketable product. Oftentimes, this conversion advantage is only referenced to specific, industry-related outcomes such as body condition, parturition and/or weight gain. However, a bigger picture perspective points to the societal benefits these animals possess.

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