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fodder

feed for herbivorous animals, usually used to describe dried leafy material such as hay. See also forage.

fodder beet
a root crop grown solely as a source of feed for cattle, possibly sheep. Lactic acidosis, oxalate andnitrite poisoning are all possible with fodder beet feeding. See also betavulgaris, carbohydrate engorgement.
fodder crop
crops being grown for hay, e.g. oats, barley, wheat. Can also be used for grazing and may cause hypomagnesemia or nitrite poisoning. The group of diseases is known as cereal crop poisoning.
fodder poisoning
an all-embracing term used with reference to sickness occurring in animals being fed hay which is often moldy or damaged in some way. See also mycotoxicosis.
fodder radish
see raphanussativus.
fodder sorghum
sorghumbicolor.
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Fodder beet is not common in the Sudan, and no data is available on its effect on meat production, so there is a real need for scientific research concerning its feeding value under Sudan conditions.
The above and below growth parts (leaves and roots) are used to feed the animals, both for milk and meat production but, the main fodder is tuberous roots [12].
Fodder beet proved to have a potential success as a winter fodder crop in the Sudan and it is a good forage especially during the critical period of forage shortage such as late winter and early summer season in the Sudan [14] and other countries.
The present study examined whether perennial grasses primarily maintained at the ICAR research station as a source of fodder for ruminants could conserve nutrients and improve soil quality in hilly ecosystem of North-East India.
The study was conducted at the fodder block of the ICAR Complex for the North-East Hill (NEH) Region, Umiam, 25[degrees]41'21"N and 91[degrees]55'25"E, and at an altitude of 980m above mean sea level.
Eight perennial grass species planted in 1993-94 and maintained in the block for 15 years for fodder requirements of ruminants were selected for study.
The increased prices are due to the fact that we import most of the fodder and because of greedy merchants," said Ali Abu Al Azayem, owner of a cattle farm and a professor at the faculty of agriculture at Cairo University.
The price of fodder decreased all over the world except in Egypt," said Abu Al Azayem who had to close down his farm after operation costs surpassed revenues.
Instead of subsidizing fodder, the ministry of agriculture is subsidizing foreign farmers by importing their animals at very high prices, killing the local industry in the process," Abu Al Azayem said.
Time budget (min/24 h) of feeding behavior in heifers during last trimester of pregnancy under loose housing system Eating Month of Concentrate Fodder pregnancy mean [+ or -] SE mean [+ or -] SE Seventh (SMP) 61.
Eating time was considered as the time when the animals were actively engaged in the ingestion (prehension and swallowing) of concentrate as well as green fodder.
Time spent eating concentrate and fodder by the pregnant heifers during last trimester of pregnancy is presented in Table 1.