Regulation of Forage Intake

@inproceedings{Mertens1994RegulationOF,
  title={Regulation of Forage Intake},
  author={David R. Mertens},
  year={1994}
}
Forage quality can be assessed in terms of the animal performance that is elicited when the forage is offered to the animal. Animal performance is the product of supply, nutrient and energy concentration, intake, digestibility, and metabolism. Typically, forage quality is measured assuming that the forage is freely available and that deficient nutrients other than protein and energy are provided in a supplement. Of the remaining factors affecting forage quality, intake is the most important one… CONTINUE READING

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