Plant–herbivore interactions affect the initial direction of community changes in an ecosystem manipulation experiment
- B. Dumont, P. Carrère, F. Louault
- 1 May 2011
Effect of cattle grazing a species-rich mountain pasture under different stocking rates on the dynamics of diet selection and sward structure.
Neither diet quality nor individual animal performance were affected by the different stocking rate treatments despite high variability in the quantity and quality of herbage offered and differences in diet selection, which could represent the optimal balance to satisfy both livestock production and conservation management objectives.
Feeding behaviour in ruminants: a consequence of interactions between a reward system and the regulation of metabolic homeostasis
- C. Ginane, M. Bonnet, R. Baumont, D. Revell
- 26 February 2015
A conceptual framework is provided that highlights the critical involvement and interconnections of two major regulatory systems of feeding behaviour: the reward and the homeostatic systems and the key contribution of experience in the short (behavioural learning) and long term (metabolic learning).
Bioactive forage legumes as a strategy to improve silage quality and minimise nitrogenous losses
- Giuseppe Copani, C. Ginane, A. Morvan, V. Niderkorn
- 28 August 2014
Inclusion of bioactive legumes can improve silage quality, and polyphenol oxidase may be more efficient than condensed tannins to improve the nitrogen value of silage.
How do grazing heifers choose between maturing reproductive and tall or short vegetative swards
How do herbivores trade-off the positive and negative consequences of diet selection decisions?
- A. Duncan, C. Ginane, D. Elston, A. Kunaver, I. Gordon
- Environmental ScienceAnimal Behaviour
- 31 January 2006
Fatty acid composition of ruminal digesta and longissimus muscle from lambs fed silage mixtures including red clover, sainfoin, and timothy.
- L. Campidonico, P. Toral, V. Niderkorn
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of Animal Science
- 1 April 2016
A silage composed of a mixture of RC and SF is an excellent forage for growing lambs in terms of i.m. fatty acid composition.
Constraining the time available to graze reinforces heifers' preference for sward of high quality despite low availability
Herbivore diet selection in response to simulated variation in nutrient rewards and plant secondary compounds
Feeding behaviour and intake of heifers fed on hays of various quality, offered alone or in a choice situation
- C. Ginane, R. Baumont, J. Lassalas, M. Petit
- 1 May 2002
Heifers always showed partial choices, which could be seen as the research of the maintenance of optimal ruminal conditions, the result of sampling behaviour and/or the pleasure associated with the diversity of the diet.