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Fodder growing from barley
Fodder growing from barley

In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. Most animal feed is from plants but some fodder is of animal origin. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x899, 327 KB) Fodder growing out of wheat File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fodder User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/20D/Other User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/canon ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x899, 327 KB) Fodder growing out of wheat File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fodder User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/20D/Other User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/canon ... Food is any substance, usually composed primarily of carbohydrates, fats, water and/or proteins, that can be eaten or drunk by an animal for nutrition and/or pleasure. ... Domesticated animals, plants, and other organisms are those whose collective behavior, life cycle, or physiology has been altered as a result of their breeding and living conditions being under human control for multiple generations. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (often called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... For the animal, see goat. ... Species See text. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...

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Common plants specifically grown for fodder

Round hay bales
Round hay bales

Natural vegetation dominated by grasses Grass is a common word that generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant in the family Poaceae. ... Pastureland Pasture is land with lush herbaceous vegetation cover used for grazing of ungulates as part of a farm or ranch. ... Stacked hay in Romania Haystacks on stilts in Paddy fields, North Kanara, India Hay is dried grass or legumes cut, stored, and used for animal feed, particularly for grazing animals like cattle, horses, goats and sheep. ... Silage (hay) somewhere in Allschwil or Schönenbuch, near Basel, Switzerland. ... Species See text Ryegrass (Lolium) is a genus of nine species of tufted grasses, family Poaceae. ... Common Bermudagrass Species Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon) - other common names include Bahama Grass, Devils Grass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Grama, Scutch Grass - is a highly desirable turf grass in southern climates zones 9 - 12 needed for those regions for its heat and drought tolerance. ... Binomial name Phleum pratense L. Timothy-grass, a North American name for Phleum pratense, is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe except for the Mediterranean. ... Binomial name Dactylis glomerata L. Flowerhead Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot or Cocksfoot Grass) is a common grass, native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. ... Species See text Bromus is a large genus of the grass family Poaceae with about 160 species. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. compactum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 For the indie rock group see: Wheat (band). ... Pearl millet in the field The millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops, widely grown around the world for food and fodder. ... Species See text Fescue (Festuca) is a genus of about 300 species of tufted grasses, belonging to the grass family Poaceae. ... Binomial name Glycine max (L.) Merr. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 628 KB) Round hay bale at dawn. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 628 KB) Round hay bale at dawn. ... Binomial name Avena sativa Carolus Linnaeus (1753) The Oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain, and the seeds of this plant. ... Binomial name L. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is an annual cereal grain, which serves as a major animal feed crop, with smaller amounts used for malting and in health food. ... “Corn” redirects here. ... Binomial name Medicago sativa L. Subspecies subsp. ... Species About 30 species, see text Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are utilised as fodder plants either cultivated or as part of pasture. ... Species See text Clover is my sisters name! Clover (Trifolium) is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. ... Binomial name Trifolium pratense L. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. ... Binomial name Trifolium repens L. White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a species of clover native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. ... Binomial name Trifolium subterraneum L. The legume subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum), often shortened to sub clover, is a common type of clover grown for animal fodder. ... Species See text. ... Kale (also called Borecole) is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green in color, in which the central leaves do not form a head. ... Binomial name Brassica napus L. Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and (one particular cultivar) Canola, is a bright yellow flowering member (related to mustard) of the family Brassicaceae. ... Binomial name Brassica napobrassica Mill. ... Trinomial name Brassica rapa rapa L. For similar vegetables also called turnip, see Turnip (disambiguation). ... Birds Foot Trefoil , botanic name Lotus corniculatus, is a common native of grassland habitats in temperate Eurasia and North Africa. ...

Types of fodder

Fodder factory set up by a farmer for his 100 head of cattle
Fodder factory set up by a farmer for his 100 head of cattle

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1067, 236 KB) Fodder Factory File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fodder User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/20D/Other User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/canon ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1067, 236 KB) Fodder Factory File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fodder User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/20D/Other User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery/canon ... Stacked hay in Romania Haystacks on stilts in Paddy fields, North Kanara, India Hay is dried grass or legumes cut, stored, and used for animal feed, particularly for grazing animals like cattle, horses, goats and sheep. ... Silage (hay) somewhere in Allschwil or Schönenbuch, near Basel, Switzerland. ... Stover consists of the leaves and stalks of corn (maize), sorghum or soybean plants that are left in a field after harvest. ... Bales of straw bundles of rice straw Pile of straw bales, sheltered under a tarpaulin Straw is an agricultural byproduct, the dry stalk of a cereal plant, after the nutrient grain or seed has been removed. ... Oil cake is the solid residue that can be removed from various types of oily seeds. ... Press cake is the solids remaining after pressing something to extract the liquids. ... Compound feeds are feedstuffs that are blended from various raw materials and additives. ... ... Yeast extract is the common name for yeast autolysates, that is, concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds. ... An oligosaccharide is a saccharide polymer containing a small number (typically three to six) of component sugars, also known as simple sugars. ...

Health concerns

In the past, mad cow disease spread through the inclusion of ruminant meat and bone meal in cattle feed due to prion contamination. This practice is now banned in most countries where it has occurred. Some animals have a lower tolerance for spoiled or moldy fodder than others, and certain types of molds, toxins, or poisonous weeds inadvertently mixed into a food source may cause economic losses due to sickness or death of the animals. Classic image of cattle with BSE. Frantic digging going nowhere. ... Meat & bone meal Meat and bone meal (MBM) is a by-product of the rendering industry. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (often called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... A prion (IPA: [1] ) — short for proteinaceous infectious particle (-on) that lacks nucleic acid (by analogy to virion) — is a type of infectious agent composed only of protein. ...


Growing Fodder Hydroponically

Some types of fodder may be effectively grown in a hydroponic environment. Growing fodder, instead of feeding the "raw" grain to stock, can greatly increase the value of the grain. For instance, 1 ton of barley can be converted to 7 tons of fodder in less than two weeks. Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. ... Look up ton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Forage is the herbaceous plant material (mainly grasses and legumes) eaten by grazing animals. ... Pastureland Pasture is land with lush herbaceous vegetation cover used for grazing of ungulates as part of a farm or ranch. ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... Cannon Fodder is an expression used to denote the treatment of armed forces as a worthless commodity to be expended. ...


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In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed livestock, such as cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs.
Fodder may be effectively grown in a hydroponic environment.
For instance, 1 ton of barley can be converted to 7 tons of fodder in less than two weeks.
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