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Old 08-02-2016, 01:42 PM   #221
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Originally Posted by Tsix-eightX View Post
Okay so,,, I think clearly I was using the word incorrectly however am I correct in that the rumen can only process X amount of protein before passing it to the reticulum?

I don't know anything, just reading and trying to understand and learn. Thanks
I follow your train of thought here, and yes you're on the right track as far as I can see. Basic protein types can be lumped into 3 categories:
1. Indigestible - simple pass through.
2. Rumen Degradable Protein (Soluble) - I think this is significant because this fuels the rumen microorganisms.
3. Bypass protein - this is only broken down in the small intestines.

Of course depending on the feedstuff used, a ration can vary greatly in Protein types - both how much is utilized and also where absorption takes place.
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