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  1. The effect of stocking rate and lick supplementation on the performance of lactating beef cows and its impact on Highland Sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The Highland Sourveld of Natal is an important beef producing area. Although it covers only 13% of the total area of the province, it supports 18% of the beef cattle population.
  2. Grazing behaviour and diet selection of Barotse cattle on a communally grazed floodplain in west Zambia

    Grazing behaviour and diet selection of Barotse cattle on a communally grazed floodplain in west Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Grazing behaviour and diet selection of cattle were studied on a communally grazed floodplain and its adjacent wooded uplands in western Zambia to identify the interaction between basic herd management practices, foraging behaviour and body condition of cattle. On average,...
  3. The effect of supplements of crop residues based diets on the performance of steers grazed on natural pasture during the dry season

    The effect of supplements of crop residues based diets on the performance of steers grazed on natural pasture during the dry season

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Twenty-four White Fulani steers, 20-26 months old, mean initial live weight of 270.6 ± 0.5kg, were divided into three treatment groups to investigate the effects of crop residues supplementation on performance when grazed on natural pasture during the dry season...
  4. Analysis of factors affecting milk yield of Ankole cows grazed on natural range pastures in Uganda

    Analysis of factors affecting milk yield of Ankole cows grazed on natural range pastures in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Effects of seasonal rainfall (RF) and maximum temperature (Tm) variations on milk yield of Ankole cows grazed solely on range pastures were investigated. The resulting changes in herbage growth (HG), herbage yields (HY), herbage crude protein (CPh) and neutral detergent...
  5. A condition index for African penguin <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> chicks

    A condition index for African penguin <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> chicks

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The body condition of altricial seabird chicks is directly related to the amount of food received from their parents, which depends on feeding conditions at sea. An index of body condition is therefore a useful tool for assessing variation in...
  6. The impact of high temperatures on foraging behaviour and body condition in the Western Australian Magpie <em>Cracticus tibicen dorsalis</em>

    The impact of high temperatures on foraging behaviour and body condition in the Western Australian Magpie <em>Cracticus tibicen dorsalis</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    High temperatures can pose significant thermoregulation challenges for endotherms, and determining how individual species respond to high temperatures will be important for predicting the impact of global warming on wild populations. Animals can adjust their behaviour or physiology to cope...
  7. Microfilarial infections associated with body mass loss of Village Weavers <em>Ploceus cucullatus</em>

    Microfilarial infections associated with body mass loss of Village Weavers <em>Ploceus cucullatus</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Haemoparasitic infections in wild birds have been widely studied in order to understand parasite–host relation- ships, but our understanding of their impact on the host's fitness is still limited. In this study, we quantified the associations between microfilarial infections and...
  8. The effect of thirty years of burning on the Highland Sourveld of Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    A veld condition assessment was used to determine the effect of past burning treatments on the species composition of Highland Sourveld at Cathedral Peak. Veld condition scores in grassland protected from fire were significantly lower than where veld had been...
  9. Influence of stocking rate and grazing system on plant basal cover and botanical composition of veld in the northern cape<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Changes in basal cover and botanical composition were recorded at four stocking rates, both under continuous and rotational grazing in the Northern Cape. The experiment was conducted with cattle. Results suggested that heavier stocking rates could be applied under rotational...
  10. Conservative stocking or maximum profit: A grazing management dilemma?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Swards in the False Thornveld of the Eastern Cape are generally stocked considerably in excess of the rate currently recommended for maximised production on a sustained basis. Economic analysis of the relationship between stocking rate and production per ha reveals...