The Meal Dynamics of Grazing Herbivores

Paperback - March 2015 - AU $75.00

The purpose of this Special Issue of Animal Production Science is to deal with both the active and passive voices of the verb graze.

'Grazing' herbivores fulfil essential roles in ecology, agriculture, economies, and cultures at many levels including families, farms, and communities throughout the world. 'Grazing', locates 'herbivores' within a particular spatial and temporal pastoral context, the grasslands and rangelands ecosystems where they naturally graze or are grazed. The purpose of this Special Issue of Animal Production Science is to deal with both the active and passive voices of the verb graze, as that process defines food intake, nutrient supply, and the spatio-temporal dynamics of landscape use by herbivores… and us. + Full description

This Special Issue compiles papers of research groups from Australasia, Europe North and South America. Some of the papers published here were presented and discussed at the 'Second International Grazing Behaviour Workshop' (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 26–28 November 2013), while others were invited to provide a broader narrative. The content of the Special Issue is divided into four topics: (1) influences of meal dynamics; (2) temporal and spatial patterns of meals; (3) managing behaviours: from bites to economic and social settings, and (4) models and modelling approaches that can integrate the factors described in 1 to 3.

This special edition of Animal Production Science will be of particular interest to research scientists, resource managers, as well as farmers, and is essential reading for anyone interested in grazing behaviour and feed management.

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Paperback | March 2015 | $ 75.00
ISBN: AN55/03 | 178 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing