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Forage

1. The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc. He [the lion] from forage will incline to play. (Shak) One way a Band select from forage drives a herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine. (Milton) Mawhood completed his forage unmolested. (Marshall)

2. Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats. Forage cap. See cap. Forage master, a person charged with providing forage and the means of transporting it.

Origin: OF. Fourage, f. Fourrage, fr. Forre, fuerre, fodder, straw, f. Feurre, fr. LL. Foderum, fodrum, of german or Scand, origin; cf. OHG. Fuotar, g. Futter. See Fodder food, and cf. Foray.

to strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds.

to wander or rove in search of food; to collect food, especially. Forage, for horses and cattle by feeding on or stripping the country; to ravage; to feed on spoil. His most mighty father on a hill Stood smiling to behold his lion's whelp forage in blood of french nobility.

(Science: entomology) Foraging ant, one of several species of ants of the genus Eciton, very abundant in tropical America, remarkable for marching in vast armies in search of food.

Origin: Foraged; Foraging.


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Re: How to measure dry mass?

... frame, dry it, then weight. From the measurement (most in grams) you multiply it by 50. Example: dry weight is 23.3 g. X 50 = 1165 lbs per acre of forage. Your number are probably correct, but have you considered reading the thread before posting?

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by canalon
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:31 am
 
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Re: How to measure dry mass?

... frame, dry it, then weight. From the measurement (most in grams) you multiply it by 50. Example: dry weight is 23.3 g. X 50 = 1165 lbs per acre of forage.

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by oaktree
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:09 am
 
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Anthropogenic global warming?

... local ecology). Furthermore, they don't disturb the ground as much, due to their smaller mass. If in one area long enough, or faced with limited forage, they will eat nearly every green thing in sight - which is exactly what occured in the historic herds of thousands across the western us. They ...

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