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Tillering dynamics in palisadegrass swards continuously stocked by cattle
Plant communities on pastures adapt to varying frequencies and severities of defoliation through mechanisms capable of ensuring their longevity and photosynthetic efficiency. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate ...
Structural characteristics of marandu palisadegrass swards subjected to continuous stocking and contrasting rhythms of growth
(São Paulo - Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", 2010)
The concept of sward target has been used recently to characterise grazing management practices, but its efficiency to monitor and control sward structure questioned since it corresponds to a single sward structural feature, ...
Sward structure and short-term herbage intake in Arachis pintoi cv. Belmonte subjected to varying intensities of grazing
The use of forage legumes has been proposed as a means of generating sustainable grazing environments. Their limited use, particularly in tropical pastures, is partially due to the limited knowledge regarding the efficiency ...
Sward structure and ingestive behavior of cows in tropical pastures managed under different forage allowances
(Arquivo Brasileiro Medicina Veterinaria Zootecnia, 2019-11-01)
This study evaluated how changing the structure of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture under different forage allowances (FA) of 4, 7, 10 and 13kg DM/100kg BW (body weight) affected animal behavior over a two-year ...
Effect of sward height on the fermentability coefficient and chemical composition of Guinea grass silage
There is a high correlation between sward height and pasture sward structure. Therefore, in tropical grasslands, taking sward height into account has been a much better strategy in rotational stocking management than ...
Plantain and chicory swards: an alternative in sheep production in southern Chile
Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) and chicory (Cichorium intybus) are alternatives for ruminant feeds during seasons with low pasture growth. These forages can offer high dry matter production and nutritional quality when ...
Grazing management strategies for massaigrass-forage peanut pastures. 3. Definition of sward targets and carrying capacity
(Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 2017)