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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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For the last hundred years or so the co-owners have declared this pasture a permanently reserve area (saq) for the extraction of firewood.
According to him, pastures occupy an area of 1 million ha and hayfield - 130,000 ha, by official statistics.
It will take more pasture to feed a lactating cow (cow/calf pair), especially a high-producing cow that gives a lot of milk, such as Gelbveih or Simmental; they may need twice the energy at peak lactation than they did when they were dry.
We measured relative use of forage by elk and cattle immediately after cattle left each pasture and total use of forage by elk and cattle at the end of the growing season (Halstead et al.
But going forward, the herders would not need to wander in search of pasture and water as technology has come to their rescue.
Positive changes began in the field of pasture after the adoption of the law on pastures, the statement said.
Seeds selected for transfer to the global vault in February include strains of cotton, chickpea, lentil, sesame, sorghum, wheat, barley, canola, tropical and temperate pasture legumes and grasses and Australian native species that are considered of actual or historical significance to Australia, and dont yet feature in the Svalbard collection.
Today, with prepared feeds readily available, there is no promise that the simple act of putting poultry on range, or pasture, will save money or improve production.
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Although considerable field research has assessed pasture growth responses to N fertiliser applications in southern Australia over many decades (e.
Under the MoU, five acres of land within the farming grounds of the UVAS Ravi Campus at Pattoki will be set aside for development as a pasture for grazing of sheep and other livestock.