Winter grazing of reindeer in woodland lichen pasture. Effect of lichen availability on the condition of reindeer.

@article{Kumpula2001WinterGO,
  title={Winter grazing of reindeer in woodland lichen pasture. Effect of lichen availability on the condition of reindeer.},
  author={Jouko Kumpula},
  journal={Small ruminant research : the journal of the International Goat Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={121-130}
}
  • Jouko Kumpula
  • Published 2001 in
    Small ruminant research : the journal of the…
Winter grazing of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer t. tarandus) was investigated at the woodland lichen pasture (lichen approximately 550kg DMha(-1)) in Kaamanen, northern Finland during the winter 1996-1997. Nine female reindeer mainly dug their food in the snow for 122 days (3 December-4 April) in a fenced area of 36.3ha. Over half of the fenced area was lichen dominated dry pine forest. The amount of lichens in lichen forest inside the fence was estimated before and after grazing. Area… CONTINUE READING

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