Articles by Keyword: Grazing Management

Search results for Grazing Management

We found 622 results for you
  1. Distribution, Size and Ownership of Forests in the Southern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Indigenous forest of the southern Cape as delimited on 1:50 000 maps was analysed for distribution, size and ownership in six landscape zones: mountains, foothill, coastal platform, river valley, coastal scarp and dunes. I tested the hypothesis that forest distribution...
  2. Effects of eight grazing systems on carcass mass gains of steers grazing irrigated <em>Cynodon aethiopicus</em> pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Eight grazing systems were compared on irrigated Cynodon aethiopicus pastures which received 650 kg N, 36 kg P and 200 kg dolomitic limestone/ha, annually. There were either one, two, three, six or 18 paddocks in the systems, the single paddock...
  3. Response of lambs to continuous and rotational grazing at four grazing intensities on Midmar Italian ryegrass

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Irrigated Midmar Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) was grazed either continuously or rotationally at four grazing intensities by three successive sets of weaned lambs for the winter, spring and summer periods, respectively. The “put‐and‐take” system was applied. In the case...
  4. Composition, pattern and diversity of some Transkeian grasslands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Species composition, pattern and diversity of selected grassland communities were determined by using point samples, transects and quadrats. The continuously grazed grasslands of Dohne Sourveld generally had the richer species composition, the highest diversity and the most variable intra‐community pattern...
  5. The incompatibility of controlled selective grazing systems with farmers’ needs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Since extension inputs, subsidy schemes and even legislation over several decades were unable to stem the veld deterioration in southern Africa, a renewed attempt was made to identify the causes of the non‐adoption of recommended veld management practices. The hypothesis...
  6. Soil properties changes after short-term livestock exclusion in “degraded” communally managed rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa

    Soil properties changes after short-term livestock exclusion in “degraded” communally managed rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Livestock grazing and detrimental overgrazing are commonly associated with severe rangeland degradation particularly in communally managed pastoral systems in South Africa. Effects of grazing exclusion on vegetation are well documented, but there is a dearth of quantitative research conducted in...
  7. The influence of various types and frequencies of rest on the production and condition of sourveld grazed by sheep or cattle. 1. Proportional species composition

    The influence of various types and frequencies of rest on the production and condition of sourveld grazed by sheep or cattle. 1. Proportional species composition

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Data collected between 1992/93 and 1996/97 from a long-term grazing trial were used to investigate the interaction between grazing animals and veld grass. Comparisons were made, firstly between the impacts of sheep and cattle grazing, and secondly between various types...
  8. Effects of herbivore exclosures on variation in quality and quantity of plants among management and habitat types in a semiarid savanna

    Effects of herbivore exclosures on variation in quality and quantity of plants among management and habitat types in a semiarid savanna

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The effects of grazing on plant biomass, plant quality, species evenness, species diversity and species composition were determined among management types (communal, commercial and game) and among habitat types (open savanna, rocky and pan) in a semiarid savanna in South...
  9. Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Perspective: Towards improved grazing management recommendations for sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Critical evaluation of grazing management recommendations for sourveld revealed scientific, economic and practical deficiencies. These recommendations are seldom adopted. Recent scientific evidence has facilitated the adoption of certain principles in new practical, economically viable recommendations aimed at maintaining or improving...
  10. How could herd mobility be used to manage resources and livestock grazing in semi-arid rangeland commons?

    How could herd mobility be used to manage resources and livestock grazing in semi-arid rangeland commons?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Pastoralists in Namaqualand, South Africa, use herd mobility to manage livestock and rangeland resources. However, their socioeconomic conditions and ecological landscapes are changing and we explore the options that are available for pastoralists to respond to these changes. This paper...