Forage Analysis - the term

Forage is the term for grass and preserved herbage used as animal feed, including hay, haylage, silage, alfalfa and chopped straw. Its nutritional value varies greatly depending on a number of factors, including time of year it was cut, the amount of sun and rain it received while growing, and the soil in which it grew. Forage is the term for grass and preserved herbage used as animal feed, including hay, haylage, silage, alfalfa and chopped straw. Its nutritional value varies greatly depending on a number of factors, including time of year it was cut, the amount of sun and rain it received while growing, and the soil in which it grew. A laboratory analysis will show the mineral status, levels of sugar and starch, and crude fibre value, enabling the farmer to feed animals with greater accuracy.

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