Just a heads up for those of us with livestock. I have 4 milking goats which require 16% or more of their diet to be protein for milk production. At 1.5 to 2 lbs of feed per goat per day, that's a lot of legume. I also have a bamboo (not sure of the species, phylostachys something I believe) stand beside my house 20 feet thick and 300 feet long. Wondering if it makes a good feed, my internet research revealed that cane and bamboo both provide 15 to 20 percent protein for livestock, especially ruminants. If you want to be sure for yourselves, google search "bamboo livestock." Asians use it almost exclusively for their livestock. Bamboo of all sorts is virtually a weed from Chattanooga to Miami, so it's plentiful to those of us on the eastern seaboard. My goats love the stuff and prefer it to pure alfalfa. It has been a good supplement to the legume feed and our milk production is stable. Hope this was useful.