Understanding sheep grazing in native pastures in order to better manage animal and pasture production

Felicity Cox

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Sheep production on grasslands depends upon the quantity and quality of forage consumed. However, limited information exists on what sheep grazing within complex native pastures within the high rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia eat and the quality of their diet. Grazing practices used also effect the sustainability of grasslands. Producers commonly implement various forms of grazing management ranging from set-stocking or continuous grazing through to intensive forms of rotational grazing, but limited objective information exists as to the effect of grazing systems on the qulity of the diet and grazing behaviour as well as the management of animals within these systems. A study was undertaken to invetigate these factors in a series of experiments at the Central Tablelands EverGraze Proof Site at Panuara (33°27'S, 148°33'E)
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kemp, David, Principal Supervisor
  • Badgery, Warwick, Co-Supervisor
  • Krebs, Gaye, Co-Supervisor
Award date17 Jun 2013
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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