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fodder or dry food for animals
Provender is the dry food on which domestic animals and beasts of burden like the horse are fed. The dry food in the form of grain or black gram fed to cattle is provender.
- The farmer's cattle are in very good state of health because of the special care to provide them with nutritious provender. He makes sure the fodder contains all the substances that make for their health and strength.
- Most animals on the farm for want of proper provender. The farmer having gone abroad the farm hands are not taking proper care of the animals.