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Record number 445112
Title Influence of communal area grazing management system on the nutritive value of forages selected by cattle in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe
Author(s) Hungwe, T.; Mugabe, P.; Mutisi, C.; Gandiwa, E.
Source Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3 (2013)9. - ISSN 2276-7770 - p. 663 - 668.
Department(s) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Abstract A study was conducted to determine the effect of grazing management system on the nutritive value of forages selected by cattle. Animals were observed while grazing and the grazed samples were collected. The samples were analysed for chemical composition and digestibility. There were significant (P0.05). These findings suggest that grazing schemes tended to compromise the quality of forages selected under poor range conditions, possibly due to limited range resources. The ability of cattle under traditional grazing system to switch effectively among the different range resources might have enhanced the quality of forages selected.
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