Original Articles

Herbage intake by cattle on tarchonanthus veld in the Northern Cape as affected by stocking rate and grazing system1

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1986.9648041
Author(s): J H FourieDepartment of Agriculture (Free State Region),, E A N EngelsDepartment of Agriculture (Free State Region),, B R RobertsDepartment of Pasture Science,


In a trial with young Bonsmara cattle, four different stocking rates (10, 7, 6 and 4 ha/large stock unit) were applied in both a rotational and continuous grazing system. Feed intake was estimated during spring, summer, autumn and winter for four consecutive years starting in 1977.

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