Articles by Keyword: Veld Condition

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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Forage production of some grass species in the false Thornveld of the Eastern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The most commonly occurring grass species in the False Thornveld (Acocks, 1953; veld type no. 21) were clipped before and after grazing on veld in good and poor condition at different times of the year. Herbage yield per species was...
  6. Effect of continuous grazing in the dohne sourveld on species composition and basal cover

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    In a grazing trial conducted at the Dohne Agricultural Research Station, natural grassland was grazed continuously for 36 years with cattle. In a second investigation conducted on similar grassland, paddocks were grazed or rested, in all combinations of the four...
  7. A comparison of five methods for assessing veld condition in the natal midlands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Site rankings obtained from five methods of scoring veld condition in the highland sourveld and the moist tall grassveld of the Natal Midlands were correlated with rankings from methods of multivariate analysis. With few exceptions, all methods gave rankings which...
  8. Identification and selection of benchmark sites on litholitic soils of the western grassland biome of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An approach to identify benchmarks for different ecological situations in the grassland biome is described. The approach is illustrated by using information on vegetation change, role of habitat factors and the relative palatability differences between the species of the vegetation...
  9. Fertilization of southern tall grassveld of natal: Effects on botanical composition and utilization under grazing

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The long‐term effects of nitrogen, phosphate and lime on change in botanical composition and utilization under grazing of Southern Tall Grassveld of Natal are presented. Nitrogen, phosphate, lime and type of nitrogen affected botanical composition significantly. Generally, fertilization had the...
  10. 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...