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Cover for Effect of different tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Panicum maximum</i> in the Chaqueño Mountains, Bolivia.

The effect of tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of Panicum maximum cv Gatton Panic during its establishment was studied in an experiment with a random block design and four replicates. The treatments consisted of 40%, 60% and 100% of natural communities, with a ...

Author(s)
Pozo, P. P. del; Rizzo, R.; Fernández, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extensive livestock systems as tools for environmental management: impact of grazing on the vegetation of a protected mountain area.

The study was conducted in the 'Sierra de Guara' Natural Park (80 739 ha, Huesca, Spain), a protected area dominated by shrub and forest pastures. The effect of livestock grazing on herbaceous and shrub vegetation was determined in six locations representative of pasture types in the park....

Author(s)
Riedel, J. L.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Blanco, M.; Revilla, R.; Bernués, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An alternative to improve goat production in the mountain areas of north-west Tunisia.

Twenty one local kids (18.75 kg; s.d.±1.4) were divided into three equal groups and allowed to browse in shrublands from July to December (dry season). Two groups received feed blocks containing mainly wheat bran and molasses and either included polyethylene glycol (B-PEG) or were PEG-free (B). A...

Author(s)
Boubaker, A.; Kayouli, C.; Buldgen, A.
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 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 Nutritive value of trees and shrubs for ruminants.

There are many species of trees and shrubs present in tropical Latin America which have the potential to be incorporated in ruminant production systems. Chemical composition varies between species, but most trees and shrubs contain good contents of crude protein and low concentrations of neutral...

Author(s)
Ku Vera, J. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional characterization of some Mediterranean forestry resources.

Some forestry resources were important dietary components for small ruminants in the silvopastoral areas and may play a significant role in animal nutrition during a prolonged dry season. This chapter deals with the nutritional characteristics of some forestry resources and their practical uses in...

Author(s)
Hajer, A.; Lopez, S.; Chermiti, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dry matter production and nutritive value of cocksfoot (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dactylis glomerata</i> L.) grown under different light regimes.

Dry matter (DM) production, crude protein (CP) and organic matter digestibility (OMD) were measured in a grazed cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) pasture at the Lincoln University silvopastoral experimental area and an adjacent site without trees in Canterbury, New Zealand. The forest consisted of...

Author(s)
Peri, P. L.; Lucas, R. J.; Moot, D. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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