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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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Well basically nothing ... it is preferred by the dassie rat (which is not a hyrax), and not usually exploited by the hyrax (rock dassie). The hyrax concentrates on the karoo boer bean, this making up 80% of its diet.

At least ... that is according to "Mammals of the Southern African Sub region - Skinner and Chimimba."

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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What do cows use grass for? :whistle:



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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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Because they are hungry? :tongue: :tongue:


Grass is mostly cellulose. And cows, like us, can't digest cellulose. So where do cows get all their nutrients? They need carbohydrates, proteins, fat, minerals and vitamins.

Cows, like other ruminants, have four separate stomach compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum). Other ruminants include elephants and camels. This distinguishes them from non-ruminants, such as pigs, humans and duck-billed platipii, which only have one stomach.

The rumen serves as a fermentation vat where microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, break down the feed (hay, water, saliva, etc.) These microbes break down the cellulose into energy sources that the cow can digest (volatile fatty acids), and build protein, which again, the cow can digest. The rumen is quite huge (about 160 liters), and in an average cow, there are about 100 times as many bacteria as there are humans on earth.

Ruminant animals also regurgitate partially digested stuff and chew on it some more, which is why goats (for example) are often chewing, even when they are not eating.

http://everything2.com/title/How+do+cow ... grass%253F

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Elzet wrote:
Other ruminants include elephants


:hmz: Sorry to be a pain in the behind Tannie Elzet but according to my knowledge the Elephant is not a ruminant but a hind-gut fermenter, or that's what they taught me on course. :roll:


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@ OWN ... correct! :dance: I think ... :hmz: :doh:

@ Elzet ... :naughty: .... the correct answer ... they eat it. :thumbs_up: :lol:

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:hmz: Sorry to be a pain in the behind Tannie Elzet but according to my knowledge the Elephant is not a ruminant but a hind-gut fermenter, or that's what they taught me on course. :roll:



No problem, PL, you are quite right! :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)
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This is now an Open Quiz (OQ)

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)
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What park contains more than 60 grass species ? Among others you can find there:

Eragrostis chloromelas, Curly leaf
Hyparrhenia hirta, Common thatch grass
Eragrostis gummiflua, Gum grass
Heteropogon contortus, Spear grass
Themeda triandra, Red grass
Phragmites australis, Common reed


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:hmz: KNP?

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Not KNP, Imberbe :tongue:


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It's Golden Gate NP

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Anyone care to post a grass question here? :pray: :popcorn:

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"It is a good grazing grass with a high leaf production and palatability. The palatability, however, decreases as the plant matures. This Grass is, however, difficult to establish in clay soil, but once established, grows well".

What type of Grass do i refer to?

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