What is forage?

  • (verb): Wander and feed.
    Example: "The animals forage in the woods"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Forage

Amongst land animals, forage is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems) eaten by grazing livestock. Historically, the term forage has meant only plants eaten by the animals directly as pasture, crop residue, or immature cereal crops, but it is also used more loosely to include similar plants cut for fodder and carried to the animals, especially as hay or silage. Amongst aquatic animal, the term forage fish refers to small schooling fish that are preyed on by larger aquatic animals.

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Forage Fisheries - Environmental Issues
... The composition of landings of forage fish fisheries have changed over the past 50 years with the trophic level of fish used in fishmeal increasing over ... Our understanding of the role of forage fish in marine ecosystem and the impact of fishing is still limited ... Landing of forage fish peaked by the 1970s, and these high levels are highly unlikely in the future, even if fisheries are managed sustainably ...
Animal Feed - Forage
... "Forage" is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems) eaten by grazing livestock ... Historically, the term forage has meant only plants eaten by the animals directly as pasture, crop residue, or immature cereal crops, but it is also used more ...
Turco Municipality - Flora and Fauna
... species are Common name Scientific name Usability AƱawaya Adesmia spinosissima forage for llamas Waylla Stipa obtusa forage for llamas Ichu Stipa ichu forage, handicraft Iru ichu Festuca orthophylla ...
Splendid Fairywren - Behaviour - Diet
... They mostly forage on the ground or in shrubs that are less than two metres above the ground this has been termed 'hop-searching' ... for fairywrens, they may also occasionally forage in the canopy of flowering gums ... Birds tend to stick fairly close to cover and forage in groups as this foraging practice does render them vulnerable to a range of predators ...

More definitions of "forage":

  • (verb): Collect or look around for (food).
    Synonyms: scrounge
  • (noun): The act of searching for food and provisions.
    Synonyms: foraging