Foraging behaviour of sheep and goats grazing on silvopastoral systems in Northern Greece

  title={Foraging behaviour of sheep and goats grazing on silvopastoral systems in Northern Greece},
  author={M. D. Yiakoulaki and Vasilios P. Papanastasis},
Silvopastoral systems in Greece are mainly utilized by domestic animals but they also provide many other goods and services. Direct observations were carried out on a mixed flock of sheep and goats grazing on deciduous rangelands dominated by oak and beech trees in northern Greece. Diet samples were collected by hand plucking and were categorized into woody, grass, forb species and leaf litter. Grazing activities (feeding, moving, lying, standing and ruminating) were also recorded. Mean forage… CONTINUE READING

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