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dc.contributor.authorLucock, Xiaomeng
dc.contributor.authorWoodford, Keith B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T01:48:33Z
dc.date.available2017-07en
dc.date.created2017-07-03en
dc.date.submitted2017-04-20en
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-990062-5-2en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/9259
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 13 pastoral farming families, 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
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInternational Farm Management Association
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Farm Management Association - http://ifmaonline.org/contents/pastoral-farming-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau/en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 IFMA. All rights reserved
dc.source21st International Farm Management Congressen
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.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Markets
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systems
dc.subject.anzsrc070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusinessen
dc.relation.isPartOfhttp://ifmaonline.org/proceedings/21st-international-farm-management-congress-vol-1/en
pubs.finish-date2017-07-07en
pubs.notesThis was a peer-reviewed conference paper.en
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-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://ifmaonline.org/contents/pastoral-farming-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau/en
pubs.start-date2017-07-02en
pubs.volume1en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3648-7987
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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