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dc.contributor.authorLucock, Xiaomengen
dc.contributor.authorWoodford, Keith B.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T03:55:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2017-06-23en
dc.identifier.citationLucock, X., & Woodford, K. (2017). Pastoral farming on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 6(3/4), 141-145. doi:10.5836/ijam/2017-06-141en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3710en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/10458
dc.description.abstractWe report on pastoral farming systems in Henan County (altitude 3600 metres) within the Sanjiangyuan (Three-River Headwaters) Region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Our information comes from in-depth interviews of 16 pastoral farming families, one focus group, plus discussions with key local informants. Traditional nomadic pastoral farming systems are in transition to semi-nomadic, with permanent housing and associated animal shelters for much of the year but still with grassland tent-living by pastoral farming families in summer. Yaks and Tibetan sheep are the dominant livestock. Livestock products in Henan include meat, milk, butter and cheese (qula) from yaks, and meat, wool and skins from sheep. Yak dung is the main source of fuel for cooking and heating. Dung is also a commercial product. Yaks calve in spring, typically having their first calf at four years of age and then calve every second year. Sheep lamb in autumn, typically having their first lamb at three or four years of age. Predation by wolves is a major issue with sheep. Overall animal productivity is low. Sustainability issues are a major concern due to ongoing nutrient removal from dung and animal products, combined with high rodent plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) populations and general overgrazing.en
dc.format.extent141-145 (5)en
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Agricultural Management and the International Farm Management Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Institute of Agricultural Management and the International Farm Management Association - https://doi.org/10.5836/ijam/2017-06-141 - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iagrm/ijam/2018/00000006/f0020003/art00008en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.5836/ijam/2017-06-141en
dc.rights© 2017 Institute of Agricultural Management and the International Farm Management Associationen
dc.subjectQinghai-Tibet Plateauen
dc.subjectsemi-nomadic pastoral farming systemsen
dc.subjectHenan Countyen
dc.subjectyaksen
dc.subjectTibetan sheepen
dc.titlePastoral farming on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateauen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Marketsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
dc.identifier.doi10.5836/ijam/2017-06-141en
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen
dc.subject.anzsrc070101 Agricultural Land Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc070203 Animal Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc1402 Applied Economicsen
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Agricultural Managementen
pubs.issue3/4en
pubs.notesdoi not working 19/9/2018 - reported https://www.iagrm.org.uk/journal/ Reproduction of 2017 conference paperen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/AGMK
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iagrm/ijam/2018/00000006/f0020003/art00008en
pubs.volume6en
dc.identifier.eissn2047-3710en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3648-7987


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