RealismAddon: AnimalGrazing v1.0.0.0
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Mod RealismAddon: AnimalGrazing v1.0.0.0 for Farming Simulator 2022

AnimalGrazing - grazing animals

What does this mod do?
In short, this mod makes animals that have grass/meadow patches eat that grass.
Similar to the well-known Grazing Feature in Seasons mod from previous versions of FS, but otherwise the idea is completely new.

Features - detailed explanation:
Grass is eaten in its growth stages, each step of "grazing" reduces the grass by one growth stage.
How often/how much is eaten depends on the number of animals, the amount of food used per day, and the amount of grass left over, but as long as there is something left to feed, only a maximum of one grazing step is taken. in a day.
Since each grazing step is performed on the entire meadow, the resulting amount of grass is stored in a buffer and fed hourly.

As long as the total feeding volume is below 25%, it will always fill up to 25% at a time - thus only pasture feeding is possible.
Above 25% grass is added to the total feed intake per hour, above 85% grass is no longer added to the passage so there is always room for other feed.

It should be noted that the default food intake in fs22 is relatively low, so it is likely that even small grasslands have enough grass to feed a large number of animals, or that the grass grows as fast or faster than the animals eat it.
For this reason, it is recommended to play around with adjusted food intake (e.g. using the MaizePlus-Mod with MaizePlus_animalFoodAdditions.zip) to get a more realistic relationship between meadow size and animal food use.
It should also be noted that, by default, cows feed sequentially, which means they only eat one type of feed at any given time - the most productive feed they have.
So if you feed TMRs they won't eat grass. This also changed when playing with MaizePlus.

Important! - take into account:
Since everyone by default and most modders have short ornamental grass in their grass patches that doesn't grow and therefore can't be eaten, this needs to be changed.
You can paint it using the in-game foliage coloring - most maps have either regular grass or meadow grass as the foliage coloring option is enabled.
As an alternative, you can always plow the meadow and seed it with grass.

Additional Information:
The mod includes an animalGrazing.xml file which contains all the settings regarding what areas of foliage are used to find edible grass, which leaves are eaten and what stages of their growth, as well as the fill types that are filled. All these things can be configured there if needed.

In addition, it is, of course, MaizePlus Ready.

Credits: modelleicher (Farming Agency)

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