WHY RUMINANTS RUMINATE ?

Ruminant are mammals that are able to acquire nutrients from plant-based food by fer

menting it in a specialized stomach prior to digestion, principally through microbial actions. Ruminants offer board and lodging to their microorganisms and these latter feed the ruminant after fermentation of the diet and when they die as source of protein. Rumination is the essential link between microorganism activity and ruminant’s survival. Read More...