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Brief Communication: Re-designing New Zealand’s productivist livestock production systems: Current strategies and next steps
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2018)
Intensive, monotonous and specialized pastoral livestock production systems (productivist systems) are under significant pressure to reduce environmental impacts, increase biodiversity, animal welfare, and resilience. ...
On the search for grazing personalities: From individual to collective behaviors
(Frontiers Media, 2020-02-25)
While grazing lands can offer a diverse range of forages, individuals within herds prefer to graze some habitats and not others. They can have consistent differences in grazing patterns and occupy specific spatial domains, ...
Functional traits, morphology, and herbage production of vernalised and non-vernalised chicory cv. Choice (Cichorium intybus l.) in response to defoliation frequency and height
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) used in pastoral systems has the attributes required of a forage species to reduce animal urinary nitrogen loading to soil, increase milk production, and enhance milk fatty acid profile to ...
Pasture chemoscapes and their ecological services
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society of Animal Science, 2019-03)
Ruminant livestock-production systems are between a rock and a hard place; they are experiencing increasing societal pressure to reduce environmental impacts in a world that demands increased food supply. Recent improvements ...
Grazing dairy cows with low milk urea nitrogen breeding values excrete less urinary urea nitrogen
There is an increasing pressure on temperate pastoral dairy production systems to reduce environmental impacts, coming from the inefficient use of N by cows in the form of excessive urinary N excretion and subsequent N ...