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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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A few sodden mosses and tufts of stunted grass straggle over the weather-worn limestone in the lower parts, forming a scant pasturage for bighorns, those largest and noblest representatives of the race of sheep, if indeed they can be called sheep at all and not relatives of the chamois and ibex, two which were feeding there are startled by our coming and run toward a higher ridge.
These are dangerous half-truths: the "demography" has indeed already been changed, but it continues to change rapidly as internal displacement increases at a staggering rate--more than 2 million people newly displaced since UNAMID took up its mandate in 2008--and more and more non-Arab or African tribal groups have seen their farmlands appropriated as pasturage by Arab militias or opportunistic pastoralists and nomads.
3) In industrialising society, a paradigm shift in the agricultural means of production--from tillage to animal pasturage and mechanised slaughter--led to the commodification of animals and the institutionalisation of meat, radically altering the relationship between the species.
The localities from the Rucar--Bran Couloir have not very old registrations, the most of them had been established later on, as a result of the extension of the shepherds' dwellings from the higher "tables" and peaks, good for pasturage.
They had in fact nothing to wish for, but the marriage of Colonel Brandon and Marianne, and rather better pasturage for their cows" (425).
On its east is the coastline of the Sinai Peninsula, along which travelers, traders, nomads seeking pasturage for their flocks, and foreign invaders made their way to Egypt.
However, the island was only seasonally exploited during the 19th century when it "yielded good pasturage for cattle and sheep, chiefly for the market at Cardigan".
So, Bu Shi (37) was determined to engage in pasturage, and Huang Ba (38) learned the proper Way while in prison.
Following the war, Finland, Sweden, and Norway dammed northern rivers for hydroelectric power, and Sami lost access to traditional natural resources like reindeer pasturage.
This and Dr Townson's Farm are by far the finest Soil and best Pasturage I have yet seen in the Colony--the grounds are beautiful, and bounded by a large creek of Brackish water called Bunbury Curran.
That might pay their pasturage for a year or it might pay their medication expenses.
There are more than three million such animals in Peru adapted to wetland pasturage.