Fiber is a critical component of ruminant diets and offers numerous health and productivity benefits.
The fiber within forage is fundamental to rumen and subsequent animal, health and productivity, and its benefits go beyond simply providing energy for rumen microbes. However, numerous factors affect the utilization of fiber. So, with added pressure over land use, maximizing energy from forage, i.e. the non-human edible portion of animal feed, is becoming increasingly important.