poor quality roughage

poor quality roughage

corn or sorghum plant tops, cut when very mature, grass hay where the grass has been allowed to seed and the leaves to dry out.
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In the present study, using poor quality roughage (rice straw) particle size did not influence rice straw intake and total DM intake.
Animals sense poor quality roughage and don't eat enough to flush the digestive system.
Other workers have also demonstrated a better digestive ability of buffaloes than cattle to utilize poor quality roughage (Bartocci et al.