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What is Active Fibre?
Unlike physically effective NDF (peNDF), Active Fibre was exclusively developed by Bioparametrics to describe the quantity of large fibre particles that will enter the rumen after chewing. This is particularily important because although the particle size of forages in the trough (peNDF) is important in stimulating chewing and saliva production, the most important factor in determining the quantity of large (Active) fibre particles entering the rumen is forage strength. The ability of forage particles to resist breakdown during chewing varies between the different forage types and has been shown to be highly dependent on the DM, NDF and ADF content. Along with a measure of particle size, these parameters are used to estimate the proportion of large Active Fibre particles that would be expected to be found in forages after chewing and thus contribute directly to the fibre mat in the rumen.
Example of Bioparametrics Feed into Milk (FIM) Analysis Report Sheet