The feed intake and grazing behaviour of cattle grazing a crop of Lablab purpureus cv. Rongai

  title={The feed intake and grazing behaviour of cattle grazing a crop of Lablab purpureus cv. Rongai},
  author={R. E. Hendricksen and Dennis J. Minson},
  journal={The Journal of Agricultural Science},
  pages={547 - 554}
SUMMARY Eating behaviour and the diet selected by cattle progressively defoliating a crop of Lablab purpureus cv. Rongai were measured in three periods each of 12 days. Crop composition during defoliation was recorded. At the beginning of grazing the crop contained 2230 kg green leaf/ha but after 12 days' grazing the crop contained only 300 kg/ha. In the first 6 days cattle selected a diet which contained 85% green leaf but after 12 days' grazing the selected diet contained only 17% green leaf… 
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