Cattle, Supplementary feeds, Urea, Protein supplements
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RUMINANTS normally obtain the protein they require by digestion of the organisms that inhabit the forestomach (rumen), not by direct digestion of the dietary protein they chew up and swallow.
The organisms break down the dietary protein and then rebuild proteins in the form of more organisms.
Barker, D J.
"Feeding urea to cattle,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss1/5