Grazing behaviour and performance of lactating suckler cows, ewes and goats on partially improved heathlands.

@article{Celaya2008GrazingBA,
  title={Grazing behaviour and performance of lactating suckler cows, ewes and goats on partially improved heathlands.},
  author={R Celaya and Raquel Benavides and Urce Garcia and Lu{\'i}s M. A. Ferreira and Ignacio Ferre and Argia Mart{\'i}nez and Lu{\'i}s Miguel Ortega-Mora and Koldo Osoro},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 12},
  pages={1818-31}
}
The foraging behaviour (grazing time and diet composition), live-weight (LW) changes and parasitic infection (faecal egg counts of gastrointestinal nematodes) of 12 beef cows, 84 ewes and 84 goats suckling their offspring, managed in mixed grazing on heathlands with 24% of improved pasture of perennial ryegrass-white clover, were studied during the years 2003 and 2006. The results showed that goats tended to graze for a longer time, and utilised significantly more heathland vegetation than… CONTINUE READING