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AREA SELECTIVE GRAZING BY MERINO SHEEP ON MIXED KAROO VELD


FA Roux

Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute

Private Bag X529

MIDDELBURG 5900

 

The primary objective of this research project was to determine whether area-selective grazing by Merino wethers took place in small grazing camps as governed by differences in vegetal cover.

The result have shown that area-patch and species selective grazing are prevalent in small grazing camps under "normal" stocking densities.

 

Published

Arid Zone Ecology forum 1993