Carrot (Daucus carota)

Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace (North America), is a white, flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia, and naturalized to North America and Aus


Carrot is an annual or biennial herb of European origin with a thick orange or yellow root that has long been used as food. Some varieties can be grown at all altitudes in the tropics. Longer maturing, longer rooted varieties are best suited to high altitudes, while those with quick-maturing smaller roots  do best at lower altitudes. Carrots have a high vitamin  A activity,  which makes them valuable when hay  and straw are the only other feeds. Carrots may  also be dried and ground to a meal for inclusion in compound supplements.

Nutritive value


Protein content varies from 10-15% and TDN 75- 80%. Dry matter content ranges from 10-20%.

Inclusion level

Cattle may be fed up to 20 kg/day. Carrots may also be dried and ground to a meal for inclusion in compound  supplements.