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pasture

fields or paddocks carrying a permanent or semipermanent growth of grasses and clovers or other legumes and usually some volunteer herbaceous plants. It is used as a complete or partial diet for herbivores and in some economies for omnivores. It may be permanent or temporary, even annual, irrigated or dry, native or improved.

pasture bloat
primary ruminal tympany characterized by frothing of the ruminal contents; occurs in cattle on legume-rich pastures.
pasture breeding
the males are turned into the pasture with a group of females. Called also paddock mating.
clean pasture
refers to the status of the pasture as a source of infective helminth larvae and implies relative freedom. The degree of freedom from parasite larvae is important as a factor in prevention of parasitoses.
pasture diarrhea
see copper nutritional deficiency.
pasture ley
see ley.
pasture meter
device for measuring the amount of feed remaining; based on a design in which a flat metal plate traverses up a central spindle when the spindle is inserted through the plants so that it reaches the ground, the plate floating on top of the plants; measures in cow days.
native pasture
consists of the plants normally found growing wild in the area. Agriculturally speaking, this usually refers to areas with an annual rainfall of less than 20 in (500 mm). Areas with larger rainfalls usually carry improved pastures.
pasture plants
plants which occur naturally or are cultivated especially for growing in pasture to provide feed for grazing animals, with excess growth made into hay or ensilage.
pasture rotation
see rotational grazing.
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The new payment is a bonus ( many equestrian home owners with grazing land who previously have never been able to claim a Defra subsidy can now do so.
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As she struggles to find increasingly rare grazing land for her starving sheep, her uncle and brother are tempted to take a more militant stance against the settlers.
There, growers, packers and shippers have adopted new food-safety standards last year for farms, including a requirement that farmers establish 30-foot buffers between their fields and grazing land for cattle, which are known carriers of E.
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Drawn from Morocco, the United Kingdom, Australia, Uganda, Switzerland, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, India, China, Peru and elsewhere, the case studies cover conservation agriculture, manuring and composting, vegetative strips and cover, agroforestry, water harvesting, gully rehabilitation, terraces, grazing land management, and other technologies including sand dune stabilization and strip mine rehabilitation.
Avocado production has grown steadily in Ventura County and hillsides in the eastern part of the county near Moorpark and Simi Valley, areas which had only been used for grazing land but are now being planted with avocados.
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