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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, S. M.
dc.contributor.authorSmetham, M. L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-06T21:01:19Z
dc.date.available2012-12-06T21:01:19Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationFrancis, S. M. & Smetham, M. L. (1984). Pasture utilisation and its effect on herbage quality. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 46, 221-225en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5095
dc.description.abstractAn existing grazing trial on an irrigated Wakanui silt loam at Lincoln College, Canterbury, was sampled at five consecutive grazings (January to July, 1983) to determine the effects of pasture utilisation on herbage composition and in vitro digestibility of regrowth. Rotational grazing of sheep at two stocking rates, high (27.5 ewes/ha) and low (17.5 ewes/ha), resulted in different levels of utilisation. Low utilisation (27%) produced a sward with a high dead material content (44%) and low in vitro digestibility of the whole sward (<70%). The high stocked sward (utilisation, 60%) had a greater percentage of green material (83%) but total green yields were only half those at the low stocking rate. The in vitro digestibility of the sward under the high stocking rate was Z-70%, mainly as a result of only a small proportion of dead material with low (46%) digestibility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationAvailable at www.grassland.org.nzen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=39en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.subjectpasture utilisationen
dc.subjectherbage compositionen
dc.subjectdead matteren
dc.subjectgreen herbage yeilden
dc.subjectin vitro digestibilityen
dc.subjectstocking rateen
dc.titlePasture utilisation and its effect on herbage qualityen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0703 Crop and Pasture Productionen
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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