Wheat Straw is a byproduct of agricultural wheat production, wherethe dry stalks remain, after the removing the grain and chaff. Wheat stalks provide the essential fibre element in the diet of cattle or horses that have only a basic energy requirement.
Alfalfa hay is mainly used fordairy cow feed and widely used for feeding camels also. However,industries other than agriculture are also making use of alfalfa in non-traditional industries.
Rhodes grass is one of a number of key grass species used in agriculture not only for forage, but also soil conservation. It is grown in a number of countries, benefitting from irrigation infrastructure in the Middle East and South Asia.
Mustard (brown, yellow and Oriental) is a common hay crop. Mustard hay typically averages 50 to 55 percent total digestible nutrients (TDN) and 10 to 12 percent crude protein (CP). However, Cambridge Feeds are aware that nutrient content can vary, so our supplies undergo nutrient analysis for quality control.
Perennial peanut grass hay offers excellent forage for livestock, including pigs, horses, dairy goats, sheep, rabbits and camels. It is derived from the Arachisglabrata Benth. plant (sometimes called ‘rhizoma peanut’) and offers similar animal nutrition benefits to alfalfa. If alfalfa is in short supply, or budget doesn’t stretch to this more premium product, perennial peanut grass hay is an effective alternative.
Daniel J Drake, Glenn Nader andLarry Foreroof the University of California’s offer some good advice on the feeding of rice straw to cattle. Rice straw is a by-product of the rice grain growing industry. It has a relatively low nutritional value, but is good for use in combination with other livestock feed products, offering benefits in terms of fairlycheap animal feed to bulk up with.
Cross Industry Use: Fenugreek has been used as fodder in the Mediterranean Basin since ancient times; its Latin name "foenum-graecum" means Greek hay. Fenugreek seeds yield oil that is used to flavour various food recipes, are used in perfume and cosmetic industries, as well as being used in drug treatments; fenugreek seeds contain diospenin, which synthesises hormones in drug form.
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