Groups of ruminant steers had settled down in the shade of old oaks.
The giraffe is the biggest ruminant and the tallest mammal in the world.
Caribou and muskox are included in the ruminant category, which means Nunavut country food products can't be sold overseas until the ban is lifted
The U.S. imposed the ban on all Canadian ruminant products and by-products in May, following the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, on a farm in Alberta.
He was interested in improving digestive processes within the rumen, the first of the four stomachs of ruminant animals, where cellulose is broken down by bacteria.
Forage crops and native rangelands are vital to U.S. livestock interests, since they're the main feed staple of all ruminant animals tied to the meat and dairy industries.
Experts agree that hippos belong to the mammalian order Artiodactyla, a group of even-toed, hoofed creatures whose extant representatives include camels, pigs and ruminants such as cows.
It provides early spring forage not only for cattle and sheep, but for wild ruminants as well, including deer, bison, elk, and moose.
Forests are more than trees, of course, and along with its timber Afghanistan is at risk of losing its wolves, snow leopards, bears, and foxes, as well as alpine ruminants like Marco Polo sheep and ibex.
So mammals are unable to digest cellulose, except some ruminants that have cellulase-secreting bacteria in their rumens.