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Introduction to Grazing. Grazing Effects on Plants and Soils. Spatial Patterns in Grazing. Manipulation Grazing Distribution. Grazing and Herbivore Nutrition. Grazing Activities and Behavior. Plant Selection in Grazing. Kind and Mix of Grazing Animals. Grazing Animal Intake and Equivalence. Grazing Capacity Inventory. Grazing Intensity. Grazing Seasons. Grazing Systems. Part I. Grazing Systems. Part II. Appendix. Terminology. Literature Cited. Index of Plants. Subject Index.
* Comparison of types of grazing land with grazing animals.
* Evaluation of productivity of forage plants under different grazing regimes.
* Examination of specialized grazing systems
* Development of inventories of grazing resources
* Determination of nutritive quality of various forages
* Sustainability of forage plant vigor and productivity
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Cattle, sheep, and horses graze on native and seeded rangelands and several kinds of perennial pasture, as well as temporary and crop aftermath pasture. The Second Edition of Grazing Management integrates the concepts, principles, and management techniques that apply to all grazing lands and to all grazing animals. This comprehensive volume provides an authoritative review of a wide range of relevant topics: animal nutrition and nutritional balance when animals feed on different sorts of grazing lands; seasonal variation and limits placed on ecosystems by grazing; effects of grazing on grazing lands; various grazing behaviors; selecting plants and managing grazing lands; and many other important topics bearing upon the methods, practices, and procedures for properly managing grazing lands and animals. This book will be an important reference tool for animal scientists, land managers, range managers, and policy makers responsible for managing grazing animals.About the Author:
John F. Vallentine, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A.
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