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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour at grazing of calves with Galician Blond suckler cows.

The knowledge of aspects related to the behaviour of bovine grazing animals and the interaction of plants and animals in production systems based on meadowland is very important for rational use of the resources available for production. The aim of this chapter was to determine the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Iglesias, A.; Carballo, J. A.; López, A.; Monserrat, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vegetation dynamics of burned heath-gorse communities grazed by sheep or goats.

Vegetation dynamics in previously burned shrublands dominated by gorse (Ulex gallii) under sheep (Gallega breed) or goat (Cashmere or local breed) grazing were studied. Four plots, two each, were grazed either with goats or sheep. After two grazing seasons, the plots were halved and the treatments...

Author(s)
Jáuregui, B. M.; Celaya, R.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Live fences as a means of sustainable integration of livestock, trees and crops in Ségou, Mali.

For hundreds of years, agriculture and livestock production developed alongside each other in the Sahel. During the rainy season, the land was devoted to crops while, in the dry season, it became available for livestock. During the last decades, however, farmers began to produce crops during the...

Author(s)
Levasseur, V.; Niang, A.; Olivier, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilization of gorse and heather communities by cattle in mountain grazing.

Mountain pastures are made up of a mosaic of different vegetation communities, including shrubby ones. In this study the utilization of two management units of Gorbeia Natural Park (Basque Country) by cows was studied. Five different vegetation communities were considered in the study: open...

Author(s)
Mandaluniz, N.; Oregui, L. M.; Aldezabal, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of season on the ingestive behaviour of cattle grazing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leucaena leucocephala</i>.

The ingestive behaviour of zebu cattle was investigated at two different plant heights (90 cm=L90 and 120 cm=L120) and three seasons of the year (dry, wet and nortes). There was a significant effect (P<0.05) for the main factors. Cattle took more bites/min when grazing L90 (37) than L120 (35)....

Author(s)
Ortega, R. L.; Castillo, H. J.; Rivas, P. F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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