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Cover for Effects of breed and stocking rate on vegetation dynamics and biodiversity in heath-gorse communities grazed by goats.

The objective of this work is to study the changes in plant and animal biodiversity of heathlands under goats' grazing in a Cantabrian range. Three treatments (in three replicates) were established: low (LC) and high stocking rate with Cashmere goats (HC), and high stocking rate with local goats...

Author(s)
Celaya, R.; Jáuregui, B. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Live weight changes of sheep and goats grazing a burned heath-gorse vegetation community.

Sheep and goat performance was studied on previously burned heathlands. Initially sheep and goats were allocated individually to two replicated plots, and managed during two consecutive grazing seasons (autumn 2001 and spring-autumn 2002) at 10 animals/ha. For the third grazing season (2003) each...

Author(s)
García, U.; Jáuregui, B. M.; Celaya, R.; Martínez, A.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimating diet selection of goats and sheep grazing on gorse-heathland vegetation with areas of improved pasture.

An experiment was carried out to study the grazing behaviour of goats and sheep managed in mixed grazing on gorse-heathland communities including areas of improved pasture. Equal numbers (42) of ewes and goats were managed in a plot (22 ha) established on natural shrubland dominated by heather and...

Author(s)
Ferreira, L. M. M.; Oliván, M.; Rodrigues, M. A. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Validation of the alkane technique to estimate complex diets in sheep and goats fed on heathland vegetation.

An experiment was carried out to validate the alkane technique for estimation of diets offered to sheep and goats of different combinations of herbaceous (Lolium perenne and Trifolium repens) and woody species (Erica sp. and Ulex gallii). Two groups of four cross-breed goats (G1 and G2) and four...

Author(s)
Ferreira, L. M. M.; Oliván, M.; Rodrigues, M. A. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
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 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