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  1. Refinement of a model describing forage production, animal production and profitability as a function of bush density in the false thornveld of the eastern cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An existing model describing the influence of Aeacia karroo density on forage production, animal production and profitability is reviewed and amended to introduce recent research results.
  2. Evaluation of veld potential in east griqualand using beef cattle under two grazing management systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Beef production from veld, in the short term, was found to be greater under a continuous grazing system than under a rotational grazing system. Average daily gains decreased from a maximum in late‐spring and the highest three‐year mean value was...
  3. 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...
  4. Recent trends in grazing management philosophy in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Reasoned argument by researchers in veld management in South Africa and elsewhere has not generally supported a number of contentious recommendations made in recent years in the popular and semi‐popular press. The only major changes to general management thinking has...
  5. Veldtoestand en neiging in Kalahari‐duineveld onder ‘n ekstensiewe veeboerderystelsel

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Plantopnames is gedurende 1970 tot 1985 in die Kalahari‐duineveld (Acocks, 1975; Veldtipe no. 16a4) op die proefboerdery‐eenheid Massakloutjie in Noordwes‐Kaapland onderneem. Reënval het gedurende die proefperiode gewissel tussen 111 mm (1982–83) en 593 mm (1973–74). Die totale basale plantebedekking het...
  6. Die evaluasie van droëland <em>Cenchrus ciliaris</em> L. cv Molopo vir speenkalf‐produksie in die sentrale grasveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Speenkalfproduksie op droëland Cenchrus ciliaris‐weiding is by drie veeladings onder aanhoudende beweiding ondersoek (1978–83). Verskille in beskikbare bogrondse fitomassa (BBF), speenmassa en die ekonomie van speenkalfproduksie word bespreek.
  7. 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...
  8. The effect of continuous and rotational grazing of sourveld on the selection of plant fractions by simmentaler heifers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    In a grazing trial conducted at the Kokstad Agricultural Research Station, the selection of six plant fractions by cattle grazing sourveld was investigated. Relations between the selectivity of the cattle and the dry matter digestibility (DMD) and crude protein (CP)...
  9. An evaluation of veld condition assessment techniques in Highland Sourveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An evaluation of six methods used to index veld condition showed that the majority provided indices that were insensitive to long‐term grazing impact. However, certain species were found to either increase or decrease in relative abundance with an increase in...
  10. ‘n Vergelyking van wei‐ en voergewasse vir die produksie van slaglammers in die Pretoria‐ Witwatersrand‐Vereeniging(PWV)‐gebied

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    A comparison of pasture and fodder crops for the production of slaughter lambs in the Pretoria‐Witwatersrand‐Vereeniging (PWV) area. A number of pasture and fodder species were evaluated for the production of mutton with weancr lambs. Animal performance and meat production...