While some plants may be more nutritious, you've got to have enough calories to keep the animals full and gaining weight
Brick Johnny wrote:
There are a vast number of plants that have a higher Feed Conversion Ratio than that of grasses while simultaneously producing more DM and being more nutrient dense.
Marco Banks wrote:Grass has one of the highest conversion rates, taking the same amount of water, CO2, and sunlight and converting it to much more biomass than other plants. Ultimately, it's about calories per acre. While some plants may be more nutritious, you've got to have enough calories to keep the animals full and gaining weight.
Grasses are some of the most productive plants on the planet in that regard.
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