Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
A Tanzanian boy transports fodder
on his bicycle, to feed cattle. In agriculture
, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff
that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock
, such as cattle
. Most animal feed is from plants but some is of animal origin. "Fodder" refers particularly to food given to the animals (including plants cut and carried to them), rather than that which they forage for themselves (see forage
). It includes hay, straw, silage, compressed and pelleted feeds, oils and mixed rations, and also sprouted grains and legumes.