Articles by Keyword: Pasture Economics

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  1. A comparison of highveld fodders and fodder flows for growing out long yearling steers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    A fodder flow/animal experiment 40,8 ha in extent (7,5 ha irrigated), with 19 paddocks, was carried out over a two and a half year period.
  2. Pasture‐use patterns on dairy and beef farms in the natal midlands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Pasture sites for each of the species grown are classified for both dryland and irrigated pastures in the Natal Midlands. Only six species viz. kikuyu, Italian ryegrass, Eragrostis curvula, Festuca arundinacea (tall fescue), Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot) and Trifolium repens (white...
  3. The development of veld assessment in the northern Transvaal savanna I. Red Turfveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Grazing‐induced gradients in pasture species composition were characterized for the red turfveld of the Northern Transvaal savanna. A proposed classification of pasture species response to grazing was developed and the influence of state variables and driving forces other than grazing...
  4. A mathematical model used to describe animal performance on kikuyu and coastcross II pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Data collected from a controlled grazing trial, in which the quality and quantity of kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) and Coastcross II (Cynodon hybrid) pastures fertilized at 2 nitrogen levels (150 and 300 kg N/ha/a) and stocked at 3 stocking rates (8,05,10,74...
  5. the utilization by sheep of winter and spring Smuts finger and Kikuyu pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An experiment was conducted on Smuts finger (Digitaria eriantha ssp. eriantha) and Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pastures during a winter and spring period to study the effect of postruminal energy and/or protein supplementation on the selection pattern and performance of sheep...
  6. Voluntary intake of several planted pastures by sheep and an assessment of NDF and IVDOM as possible predictors of intake

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The aim was to study the quality and quantity of pasture selected by sheep on various planted pastures. A further aim was to assess NDF and IVDOM as easy measurable parameters for use in equations to predict intake. Pasture samples...
  7. The regrowth of <em>Colophospermum mopane</em> following clearing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The recovery of cleared Colophospermum mopane thicket in the eastern Transvaal lowveld, to a level where its effect on grass production is similar to that in the pre‐cleared state, occurs within fourteen years. Based on certain assumptions, the ‘effective duration’...
  8. The complemental role of dryland cultivated pastures in market‐related beef production from semi‐arid rangeland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Rangeland condition is a decisive factor in determining the income:cost ratio of production and hence in the profitability of any beef production enterprise. By maintaining and/or improving rangeland condition, the beef producer can buffer himself against low profitability. Cultivated pastures...
  9. Utilization of <em>Lolium multiflorum</em> by sheep 1. Influence of dry matter content and correlated factors on voluntary intake

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The intake by young sheep of Lolium multiflorum cv. Midmar (ryegrass) with dry matter (DM) contents of between 10.2% and 20.5% was studied. Intake was measured on pasture, while at the same time herbage was cut and fed either fresh...
  10. A preliminary survey of viruses in pasture grasses in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Little work has been done in South Africa on the incidence of viruses in pasture grasses. The aim of this work was to carry out a survey of virus infections of some of the economically‐important pasture grasses in South Africa...