A new tool for evaluating forages

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dc.contributor.author Harbers, L.H.
dc.contributor.author Brazle, F.K.
dc.contributor.author Owensby, Clenton E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T19:30:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T19:30:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7905
dc.description What's Ahead for Cattlemen? is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 1977 en
dc.description.abstract The scanning electron microscope has been used to observe the digestion of alfalfa hay and warm- and cool-season grasses. Photomicrographs show that leaves of all species are digested by bacteria and protozoa attacking either the upper part of the leaf or exposed edges; lower leaf surfaces are never attacked. Intake of a forage depends on how rapidly rumen bacteria and protozoa can enter the upper leaf surface and digest underlying material (mesophyll) leaving most of the highly lignified nutrient-carrying vessels (vascular tissue) undigested. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 291 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1977 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa hay en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.title A new tool for evaluating forages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1977 en_US
dc.citation.epage 39 en_US
dc.citation.spage 37 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1977, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1977 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid owensby en_US

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