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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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Hemphill watched as the funnel continued into the Sims pasturage, lifting my small stable off its foundation and smashing it to the ground, before splintering yet another oak, whose circumference I can't span with both arms.
In Smith, the fence-out law was especially objectionable because it seems to have been passed largely at the prompting of a small number of cattle ranchers who wanted continued cheap access to one owner's pasturage.
Barry Hockley Reading, Berkshire ABLUEGRASS is a type of grass noted for its blueish hue, used for pasturage and hay.
23) The most recent book-length study of poor law legislation, Steve Hindle's On the Parish, reveals that Elizabethan statutes did not in themselves confer entitlement on the poor: though about 20 percent of the early modern population were in need, only about 5 percent received relief, and this was mainly through granting such makeshifts as rights of pasturage, gleaning, and fuel gathering, not through financial payment.
Tensions between heavily armed Southern tribes has been compounded by competition for scarce water and pasturage.
Somaliland's longest border is the one it shares with Ethiopia, and nomads frequently cross it for seasonal pasturage.
51) Children are mainly affected by blast injuries which occur during play and pasturage of farm animals.
Escapees over land through Canadian suburbs or pasturage will be Canada's problem, not ours.
These fields for many years afforded free pasturage for anybody's horses, donkeys, or pigs, and it was also the playground for the young folks in our part of town.
He and his wife purchased an abutting 55 acres to secure pasturage for a neighboring dairy farmer, and then, in the mid-1960s, they purchased an additional 135 acres to spare it from development.
Subsequently, the soil erosion need not be from improvident Rapa Nuians, but rather from overgrazing by Europeans and Chileans who turned the island into a massive sheep pasturage until 1953.
Poor pasturage and low dairy prices also contributed to the decision to increase livestock slaughter.