A preliminary comparison between two grazing systems on the strandveld of the West Coast

  • Joubert JGV

Abstract

In a pasture experiment started early in 1967 on the Nortier Experimental Farm, a 4-camp grazing system with an overall stocking rate of 4,3 ha/small stock unit (SSU) per year and a stocking density of approximately 1 SSU/ha is being compared with a 27-camp system with an overall stocking rate of 4,4 ha/SSU per year and a stocking density of approximately 6 SSU/ha. Both sheep and cattle are being used in the experiment.

Keywords: comparisons|grazing systems|strandveld|West Coast|pastures|experiments|stocking rates|sheep|cattle|stocking densities|vegetation cover|species compositions|veld condition|veld|rotational grazing systems

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eISSN: 1727-9380
print ISSN: 1022-0119