Integrating woody species into livestock feeding in the Mediterranean areas of Europe

@inproceedings{Papanastasis2008IntegratingWS,
  title={Integrating woody species into livestock feeding in the Mediterranean areas of Europe},
  author={Vasilios P. Papanastasis and M. D. Yiakoulaki and M. Decandia and Olympia Dini-Papanastasi},
  year={2008}
}
Woody species are indispensable sources of animal feed in southern Europe, particularly in areas with dry to semi-dry Mediterranean climates. Such species can alleviate feed shortages, or even fill feed gaps in the winter and especially in the summer, when grassland growth is limited or dormant due to unfavourable weather conditions. These include several spontaneous shrubs and trees, which are essential components of natural communities such as shrublands and woodlands. They cover large areas… CONTINUE READING

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