Beneficial Effects of Temperate Forage Legumes that Contain Condensed Tannins

@inproceedings{MacAdam2015BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial Effects of Temperate Forage Legumes that Contain Condensed Tannins},
  author={Jennifer W. MacAdam and J. J. Acevedo Villalba},
  year={2015}
}
The two temperate forage legumes containing condensed tannins (CT) that promote ruminant production are birdsfoot trefoil ( Lotus corniculatus L.; BFT) and sainfoin ( Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.; SF). Both are well-adapted to the cool-temperate climate and alkaline soils of the Mountain West USA. Condensed tannins comprise a diverse family of bioactive chemicals with multiple beneficial functions for ruminants, including suppression of internal parasites and enteric methane. Birdsfoot trefoil… CONTINUE READING

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