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Cover for Classification principles and use of grazed forest stands in the Ukraine.

The classification of grazed forest stands is based on their role, designation and application. Pastures protected by forest stands are classified into: permanent pastures (pasture-protecting forest belts, pasture-improving feed stands, silvopasture, farm protective stands, green belts); temporary...

Author(s)
Gladun, G. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Goat production system in mountain zones: the case of Peneda's Mountain.

Animal production plays a major social and economic role in Peneda's Mountain (NW of Portugal). In recent decades, population decrease has reached a peak but still continues, leading to a dismantling of social organization and fundamental changes in land management. The aim of this chapter is,...

Author(s)
Pacheco, L. F.; Pires, J.; Iglesias, A.; Cantalapiedra, J.; Barreto, D.; Araújo, J. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism in Evritania, central Greece.

Evritania is a mountainous prefecture in central Greece with 54% of its area at altitudes over 1000 m. The total area of Evritania is 186 940 ha, 9060 of which are agricultural land, 82 220 ha forests and 76 000 ha rangelands. Generally, Evritania is a livestock husbandry prefecture due to the...

Author(s)
Pantera, A.; Papadopoulos, A. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Types of land use in the montado (dehesa) production system.

This study was based on data obtained from the General Census of Agriculture (RGA, 1999) regarding 932 farms from the Alentejo region (Portugal). Farms were classified by percentage of "montado" according to the land used for agricultural purposes (LUAP) ("montado" classes (MC): MCa 0-33%; MCb...

Author(s)
Pereira, M. S.; Quintas, A.; Coelho, I. S.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Contribution of silvopastoral systems to land upkeep: differences and determining factors in a French upland region.

In many wooded regions, the decline of farming and the trend towards increasingly uniform forested landscapes compromise environmental, social and economic objectives and are therefore of concern to managers. Analysis of farming systems maintaining forested and non-forested areas can help to...

Author(s)
Rapey, H.; Lifran, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From forest grazing to multipurpose shelterbelts in Hungary.

Livestock keeping in forests has a tradition both in the plains and in mountainous areas of Hungary. This ensured the stability of under-utilized areas and also sustained a diversity of animal stock. Due to ownership changes after 1989 the structure of agriculture became diversified; some private...

Author(s)
Takács, V.; Frank, N.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quality of vegetation in silvopastoral systems.

Energy and protein of range forages are usually the most limiting nutritional factors to range animal productivity. Both are measured by parameters such as crude protein, digestibility, carbohydrates (both structural and non-structural) and nitrogen-complexing compounds. These essential nutritional ...

Author(s)
González-Hernández, M. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The herbaceous component in temperate silvopastoral systems.

The aim of this chapter is to evaluate herbaceous strata development in silvopastoral systems in a western temperate Atlantic-influenced area in Europe. This is a more modern and less well-known system than other classic Mediterranean silvopastoral systems. Pasture production and quality depend on...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Pinto-Tobalina, M.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of breed and stocking rate on live weight changes of goats grazing heath-gorse vegetation community.

Large areas of marginal lands in temperate areas are covered by heath-gorse vegetation. These communities have very poor nutritive value and high combustibility and goats, due to their browser behaviour, should be the most appropriate domestic species for their sustainable management. Two breeds of ...

Author(s)
García, U.; Celaya, R.; Jáuregui, B. M.; Martínez, A.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Response of sheep fed with tropical tree legume foliages and Taiwan grass (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pennisetum purpureum</i>).

Sixteen growing intact male Pelibuey sheep, 16.2 kg initial live weight, were randomly allocated to pens. Four treatments with four replications were applied in order to evaluate the response of sheep to tree legume foliages. The treatments (on dry matter basis) were: T1=100% Taiwan (Pennisetum...

Author(s)
Grande, D.; Reyes, F.; Losada, H.; Nahed, J.; Romero, N.; Valdivieso, G.; Pérez-Gil, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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