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African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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Why multicamp layouts?

Roberts BR

Abstract


Although it has become standard practice in Southern Africa to recommend grazing systems based on a maximum of five camps, there are indications that the use of multicamp layouts, employing a greater number of camps per herd, may increase the efficiency of animal production from natural veld. The basic advantage of multicamp layouts appears to lie in the inherent flexibility of the management which may be applied within such layouts, allowing the grazier to apply management as dictated by variable rainfall and according to the specific requirements of each camp.

Keywords: rainfall|multicamp systems|veld types|flexibilities|management|veld|natural vegetation|grazers|animals|herds|Southern Africa|grazing regimes|production|commercial products




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