Plant Secondary Compounds ; Their Impact on Forage Nutritive Valueand upon Animal Production

  title={Plant Secondary Compounds ; Their Impact on Forage Nutritive Valueand upon Animal Production},
  author={Tom N Barry and David M. McNeill and Warren C. McNabb},
Both the anti-nutritional and beneficial effects of secondary compounds in a range of temperate and tropical forages have been reviewed. Major secondary compounds in temperate and tropical forage plants occur in the phenolic fraction and include condensed and hydrolysable tannins, phenolic monomers and lignin. Condensed tannins (CT) bind to plant protein by pH-reversible hydrogen bonding. In temperate legume forages this reduces rumen protein degradation and can increase the absorption of… CONTINUE READING


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