Dairy cows and horses do not select oaten hay based on its greenness : Brief Communication
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 69, pp 132-134, Jun 2009
Article class: Brief CommunicationNew Zealand Society of Animal Production
AbstractDomestic and export markets for oaten hay are driven largely by estimates of the quality of hay produced. This assessment is commonly based on the plant of origin and subjective criteria, such as colour, or 'greenness', and general appearance as judged by an observer. However, subjective measures such as these are not always reliable indicators of an animal's response to a hay when offered, in terms of its intake and ultimate performance. Understanding the role of specific plant characteristics that... Continued
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