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The Benefits of Tannin-Containing Forages

  title={The Benefits of Tannin-Containing Forages},
  author={Jennifer W. MacAdam and Joe E. Brummer and Anowarul Islam and Glenn E. Shewmaker},
Tannins, a group of chemical compounds produced by a number of broadleaf forage plants, can bind proteins. Typically, grasses don’t contain tannins, although sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) has a significant tannin content. Tannins are often found in higher concentrations in broadleaf plants adapted to warm climates. For example, sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) is a forage cultivated in the midwestern and southern U.S. that can accumulate tannins to as much as 18% of herbage dry matter (Mueller… 

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