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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 intermittent grazing of bison, feeding intensely in one area and then leaving for long periods, allowed the woodland pasture habitat to flourish, just as it did in Europe thousands of years earlier.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the leading international nonprofit certification program improving the lives of millions of farm animals in food production, announced this week that Organic Pastures Dairy Company in Fresno, California, is the newest farm to qualify for the Certified Humane Raised and Handled program.
Pasture is the main source of home grown feed (HGF; any pasture or forages grown on farm and not purchased for feeding animals is referred here as HGF) on Australian dairy farms (Fulkerson and Doyle, 2001) in a predominantly pasture-based dairy production system.
2010), targeted pasture management has the potential both to prevent C loss by reducing erosion and to increase SOC by increasing rates of C sequestration.
Parliamentary committee on foreign affairs has considered today ratification of the financing agreement on improvement of pasture management and livestock breeding between Kyrgyzstan and the International Development Association (IDA) signed on December 10, 2014.
The Pasture for Life mark was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference by the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, a farmer-led organisation that promotes the health, welfare and environmental benefits of raising cattle and sheep exclusively on grass and forage crops.
The atlas includes maps of plant geography and natural pastures and highlights ACSAD's role in maintaining and developing pastures and plant types and species.
Pasture Management - The Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County is starting a Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series with the first class on "Pasture Management" to be held from 6 p.
They have a high-quality herd, excellent pasture management and value added with the farm store and grill.
On most small farms, pasture management is the most crucial factor involved in keeping cattle.
Consequently, rates of stocking and movements of cattle in each pasture were adjusted throughout the study depending on how precipitation affected available forage as determined by sampling and observation of forage.
Spending money on diesel instead of fertiliser to aerate compacted soils will often give better pasture production and pasture quality,'' Mr Shepherd suggested.