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forage for (something)

To hunt around for something; to look through something in search of something else, typically food. I foraged in the pantry for a snack but still didn't find anything I wanted to eat.
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forage around for (something)

To hunt around for something; to look through something in search of something else, typically food. I foraged around in the pantry for a snack but still didn't find anything I wanted to eat.
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forage (around) (for something)

to search for something, especially something to eat. I will go to the kitchen and forage around for some cereal or something. The rabbits got into the garden and were foraging for a good meal.
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Forages and roughages are the backbone of the industry, because ruminants like cow depend on them for milk and meat production.
Forage production: Inoculation of berseem clover seed with Rhizobium trifolii significantly (P< 0.05) increased plant growth across all plant parameters measured, as shown in Table 1.
Some people simply forage wherever wild foods lurk:
People will be surprised how quickly a forage will mature in warm weather and go from 40 to 60 percent NDF in a very short period of time, diminishing the quality and value of the forage.
In intercropping systems, ET is commonly higher compared with the monocropping systems (Yang et al., 2011), but in the forage cactus sorghum configuration this trend may not be observed, because the Crassulacean acid metabolism of the forage cactus favors gas exchanges during the nighttime (Queiroz et al., 2015; Scalisi et al., 2016), while for C4 plants (i.e., sorghum), ET is predominant in the daytime period (Wang et al., 2015).
In addition to increasing forage production, seeding desirable forages may also suppress or prevent weed invasions.
This study thus aimed to evaluate milk production and forage mass accumulation, morphological composition, and nutritional value of forage from Mombaca grass pastures subjected to different residual heights.
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant geneticist in Tifton, Georgia, has developed recommendations for fertilizing forage grass in the Southeast.
(1993) reported that in cows, the amount of dry forage or silage intake was not decreased unless the physiological range was exceeded by the volume of water in the balloon inserted in the rumen and by increases in ruminal fluid osmolality.
fonticola held in aquaria preferentially feed on moving invertebrates while ignoring static ones (USFWS, 1996), suggesting they rely on visual cues to forage. Etheostoma fonticola also require the combination of visual and chemical information to respond to the threat of predation, implying vision is likely important in antipredator responses as well (Swanbrow Becker and Gabor, 2012).
* Rather than looking at what's in the fish's stomach, the scientists relied on stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen in the fish's muscle to assess the diversity of forage eaten and whether the fish were feeding in the shallow, littoral zone or the open water.
The bottom line for what determines forage quality is based upon the level of nutrition--energy and protein--that it can supply to your animals.
Hoard & Sons Co., publisher of Hoard's Dairyman magazine, acquires certain intellectual property assets of Hay & Forage Groiver, including its database.
Most of the dairy animals are in and around the intensively cultivated irrigated regions except for some rain fed areas such as Rawalpindi-Islamabad and Mirpurkhas There is no land for grazing therefore animals are kept at the homestead and stall fed on cultivated forage crop residues and concentrates.